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McComish's professional experience includes working as an instructor at Maricopa Community College, as President of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, as owner of the Little Professor Book Store, as Vice President of Becton Dickinson, and as national sales manager for Johnson and Johnson.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28306 Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish]</ref>
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McComish's professional experience includes working as an instructor at Maricopa Community College, 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28306 ''Project Vote Smart'' "Biography," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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John McComish
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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 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, McComish serves as Majority Leader.

McComish served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 20 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

McComish's professional experience includes working as an instructor at Maricopa Community College, 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

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Energy and Military
Finance
Rules, Vice Chair
Budget
Capital Review

2011-2012

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

Issues

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.

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."

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]

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[4]

2012

McComish received a score of 60 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of X according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 3 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. McComish’s 60 in 2012 was tied for the 18th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[4]

Elections

2015

On January 27, 2014, McComish announced that he would not be seeking re-election to his seat when his term expires in 2015.[5]

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 Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

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.[8]

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).[9]

McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.[10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for McComish is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, McComish raised a total of $252,654 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[11]

John McComish's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 18 Won $80,100
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 20 Won $54,634
2008 Arizona State House, District 20 Won $62,915
2006 Arizona State House, District 20 Won $26,566
2004 Arizona State House, District 20 Won $6,215
2002 Arizona State House, District 20 Defeated $22,224
Grand Total Raised $252,654

2012

McComish won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $80,100.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John McComish's campaign in 2012
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,736
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association$800
Jones, Rick$624
Arizona Dental Association$500
Enterprise Rent-A-Car$500
Total Raised in 2012$80,100
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McComish won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $54,634.

2008

McComish won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $62,915.

2006

McComish won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $26,566.

2004

McComish won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $62,159.

2002

McComish lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, McComish raised a total of $22,224.

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