John B. Coghill
|John B. Coghill|
|Alaska State Senate District F|
|January 24, 2013|
|Years in position||5|
|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)|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||5 years service|
|Birthday||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 (A). He ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and will face fellow Sen. Joe Thomas (D) in the general election 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|
Coghill and his wife Luann have three children.
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- Official campaign website
- Official Alaska State Senate website of Senator John Coghill
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Personal blog
- House Majority - Profile of Coghill's time in the House of Representatives
- 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
- Alaska Division of Elections, Official 2012 Primary Results
- General election results
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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