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}}{{tnr}}'''John B. Coghill''' (b. August 15, 1950) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alaska State Senate]], representing [[Alaska State Senate District A|District A]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.<ref>[http://juneauempire.com/stories/112509/sta_528826943.shtml ''Juneau Empire,''"Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill," November 25, 2009]</ref> As of the 2013 session, Coghill serves as [[State Senate Majority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''John B. Coghill''' (b. August 15, 1950) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alaska State Senate]], representing [[Alaska State Senate District A|District A]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.<ref>[http://juneauempire.com/stories/112509/sta_528826943.shtml ''Juneau Empire,'' "Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill," November 25, 2009]</ref> As of the 2013 session, Coghill serves as [[State Senate Majority Leader]].
  
 
Coghill served in the [[Alaska House of Representatives]], representing the District 11 from 1998 to 2009.  From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader.
 
Coghill served in the [[Alaska House of Representatives]], representing the District 11 from 1998 to 2009.  From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader.
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{{Alaska legislature scorecards|Begin=2009|End=2020}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==

Latest revision as of 07:53, 5 September 2014

John B. Coghill
John Coghill.jpg
Alaska State Senate District A
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate
2013-present
Majority Leader, Alaska State House of Representatives
2002-2006
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Appointed2009
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State House of Representatives
1999-2009
Education
High schoolNenana Public High School (1968)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service5 years service
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1950
Place of birthFairbanks, AK
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John B. Coghill (b. August 15, 1950) is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District A. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.[1] As of the 2013 session, Coghill serves as State Senate Majority Leader.

Coghill served in the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the District 11 from 1998 to 2009. From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader.

Biography

Coghill's professional experience includes working as a history teacher and administrative assistant at Bible Baptist Church School, shop foreman at the Alaska Garage Door Manufacturer and a salesman with the Fraley Equipment Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Coghill served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Rules, Vice-chair
State Affairs
Senate In-State Energy, Co-chair
Armed Services
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coghill served on these committees:

Issues

  • HB 34 - "An Act relating to partial-birth abortions."
  • HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
  • HB 193 - "An Act relating to representation by a legislator or legislative employee of another person in an administrative hearing; relating to charity events under the Legislative Ethics Act; requiring compensation of public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics; exempting certain information from disclosure requirements of the Legislative Ethics Act."[2]

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Coghill listed seven main issues, here are excerpts:[3]

  • Energy
  • Gas Storage and Trucking
  • Drilling in the Interior
  • Natural Gas Pipeline
  • Susitna-Watana Dam Project
  • Healy Clean Coal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Efficiency
  • Natural Resources
"Alaska is blessed with plentiful natural resources in the way of fish, timber, oil & gas, coal, metals, minerals, and agriculture. Alaska’s constitution calls for responsible stewardship and wise resource development for the benefit of our people. Our land is ripe for production. Increased production means more jobs, more state revenue, and more investment in Alaska."
  • Education
"More choice makes for a better educational outcome. The Department of Education is disconnected from the realities in Alaska. Instead of one-size-fits-all nationwide standards, Alaska should have authority over its own education system."
  • Eielson AFB
"Eielson and Fort Wainwright make up 35 percent of the local economy. Eielson Air Force Base provides civilian jobs and has an economic impact of $289 million each year on the Fairbanks area. I will do what I can to protect Eielson AFB."
  • Your PFD
"In a recent mail out, Joe Thomas said I voted three times to spend your permanent fund on government. That simply is not true"
  • Accomplishments
Includes a list of legislation sponsored by Coghill. See here for details
  • Energy Projects
"During the three years I have represented the highway communities of the Richardson and Glenn Highways, energy has been a priority, as has resource development."

Political courage tests

2008

Coghill's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide a response when asked his top legislative priorities.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Coghill won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 1 (A). He ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Joe Thomas (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coghill Incumbent 60.5% 9,464
     Democratic Joe Thomas Incumbent 39.5% 6,175
Total Votes 15,639

2010

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Coghill won re-election to the District F seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[8]

2009

Coghill was appointed to the position of Alaska State Senator, District F in 2009.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coghill is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Coghill raised a total of $286,562 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[9]

John B. Coghill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District A Won $110,744
2010 Alaska State Senate, District F Won $13,960
2008 Alaska State House, District 11 Won $20,188
2006 Alaska State House, District 11 Won $32,455
2004 Alaska State House, District 11 Won $18,567
2002 Alaska State House, District 11 Won $21,309
2000 Alaska State House, District 32 Won $23,476
1998 Alaska State House, District 32 Won $45,863
Grand Total Raised $286,562

2012

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $110,744.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John B. Coghill's campaign in 2012
Alaska Republican Party$6,100
Fairbanks Republican Women$5,000
Capital City Republican Women$4,000
Associated General Contractors of Alaska$1,500
Alaska Trucking Association,Truck Pac$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$110,744
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Coghill won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $13,960.

2008

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $20,188.

2006

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $32,455.

2004

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $18,567.

2002

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $21,309.

2000

Coghill won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $23,476.

1998

Coghill won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Coghill raised a total of $45,863.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Alaska

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[10]

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[11]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[10]

Personal

Coghill and his wife, Luann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District A
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Gene Therriault (R)
Alaska State Senate District F
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Fred Dyson (R)
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives
1999-2009
Succeeded by
Tammie Wilson (R)