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John McComish
John McComish.gif
Arizona State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Arizona State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Arizona State House of Representatives
2005-2011
Education
Bachelor'sColgate University, 1965
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 11, 1943
Place of birthYoungstown, OH
ProfessionInstructor, Maricopa Community College System
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John McComish (b. February 11, 1943) is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 20 from 2011 to 2013, and District 18 since 2013. In the 2013 session, McComish serves as Majority Leader.

McComish is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 20th District from 2005 to 2011.

McComish is an instructor at Maricopa Community College. He has previously served as President of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, owner of the Little Professor Book Store, Vice President of Becton Dickinson, and national sales manager for Johnson and Johnson.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign Themes

McComish's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"McComish looks forward to continuing his efforts on behalf of the constituents of District 20 to make Arizona one of the most competitive and business friendly states in the country."

Budget and Regulation

  • Excerpt:"McComish understands that government must leave a light footprint and will continue to fight to remove burdensome and unnecessary government regulations."

Legislation

McComish's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2073 - state equalization property tax repeal.
  • HB 2286 - tax credit; charitable organizations
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
  • HB 2564 - abortion

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John McComish endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

2008

McComish did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. His answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available, but he did not provide a response when asked his legislative priorities.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

McComish ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 18. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McComish Incumbent 53.1% 51,084
     Democratic Janie Hydrick 46.9% 45,115
Total Votes 96,199

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

McComish was eligible but did not seeking re-election in 2010. He instead won election to the district 20 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He ran unopposed.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, McComish and Rae Waters were elected to the 20th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jeff Dial (R).[8]

McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.[9]

Arizona State House, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rae Waters (D) 37,639
Green check mark transparent.png John McComish (R) 39,820
Jeff Dial (R) 36,964

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, McComish raised $54,634 in contributions. [10]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

2008

Below are McComish's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc $580
AZ Medical Assoc $580
Wells Fargo $500
AZ Assoc of Realtors $500
Rose & Harry Papp $390

Personal

McComish and his wife Karen have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Lewis (R)
Arizona State Senate District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
John Huppenthal
Arizona State Senate District 20
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Kimberly Yee (R)
Preceded by
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Arizona State House District 20
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Dial