John B. Coghill
|John B. Coghill|
|Alaska State Senate District F|
|January 24, 2013|
|Years in position||6|
|Majority Leader, Alaska State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$189 or $234/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Alaska State House of Representatives|
|High school||Nenana Public High School, 1968|
|Date of birth||August 15, 1950|
|Place of birth||Fairbanks, AK|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Prior to joining the Alaska State Senate, Coghill was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 11th District since 1998. From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader. Sean Parnell appointed Coghill to the state senate in 2009.
Coghill has worked 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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coghill has been appointed to these committees:
- Judiciary Committee, Alaska Senate
- Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, Alaska State Senate
- Finance Subcommittees:
- Subcommittee on Health and Social Services
Coghill's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide a response when asked his top legislative priorities.
- 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."
- See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012
Coghill is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 1. He is running unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
- 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.
Coghill was appointed to the position of Alaska State Senator, District F in 2009.
In 2010, Coghill raised $13,960 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Alaska Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Associated General Contractors Of Alaska||$1,000|
Below are Coghill's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|AK Auto Dealers Assoc||$1,000|
|Robert C Penney||$1,000|
|Alaska Assoc of Realtors||$1,000|
|Associated General Contractors of AK||$1,000|
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Coghill and his wife Luann have three children.
- Official Alaska State Senate website of Senator John Coghill
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- List of primary candidates in Alaska
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Personal blog
- Juneau Empire,"Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill," November 25, 2009
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coghill Issue Positions
- Alaska Legislature - Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Coghill
- Alaska Division of Elections - August 28, 2012 Primary Candidate List
- General election results
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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