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  |Name = John McComish
 
  |Name = John McComish
 
  |Profile picture = John McComish.gif
 
  |Profile picture = John McComish.gif
  |Position = Arizona State Senate District 20
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  |Position = Arizona State Senate District 18
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = 2011-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = January 5, 2015
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Majority Leader, Arizona State Senate
  |Years leadership =  
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  |Years leadership = 2013 - present
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
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  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = November 6, 2012
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
  |Next election = [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
  |Prior office = Arizona State House of Representatives
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  |Prior office=
  |Prior office years = 2005-2011
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  |Prior office years=
  |Prior office 2 =  
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  |Prior office 2= Arizona State House of Representatives
  |Prior office 2 years =  
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  |Prior office 2 years = 2005-2011
 
  |Prior office 3 =  
 
  |Prior office 3 =  
 
  |Prior office 3 years =  
 
  |Prior office 3 years =  
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|Prior office 4 years =
 
  |High school =  
 
  |High school =  
 
  |Associate's =  
 
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  |Campaign website = http://votemccomish.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://votemccomish.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.jmccomish.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.jmccomish.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''John McComish''' (b. February 11, 1943) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Arizona State Senate]]. He was elected in 2010 and represents the 20th district. He is a former member of the [[Arizona House of Representatives]], representing the 20th District from 2005 to 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''John McComish''' (b. February 11, 1943) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Arizona State Senate]], representing [[Arizona State Senate District 18|District 18]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, McComish serves as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].
  
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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28306 Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish]</ref>
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McComish served in the [[Arizona House of Representatives]], representing [[Arizona House of Representatives District 20|District 20]] from 2005 to 2011.
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==Biography==
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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>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===2011-2012===
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===2013-2014===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McComish has been appointed to these committees:
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McComish served on the following committees:
  
*[[Banking and Insurance Committee, Arizona Senate]], Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee, Arizona Senate]]
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|State = Arizona
*[[Finance Committee, Arizona Senate]]
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|year = 2013
*[[Judiciary Committee, Arizona Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Commerce, Energy and Military
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|Committee2 = Finance
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|Committee3 = Rules
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
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|Committee4 = Budget
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Capital Review
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|Joint5 = Yes
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}}
  
==Issues==
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===2011-2012===
===Campaign Themes===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McComish served on these committees:
McComish's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://votemccomish.com/ "votemccomish," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Jobs and the Economy'''
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{{Committee Assignments
*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."
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|Collapse=Yes
'''Budget and Regulation'''
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|State = Arizona
*Excerpt:"McComish understands that government must leave a light footprint and will continue to fight to remove burdensome and unnecessary government regulations."
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking and Insurance
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Economic Development and Jobs Creation
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|Committee3 = Finance
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|Committee4 = Judiciary
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}}
  
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==Issues==
 
===Legislation===
 
===Legislation===
 
McComish's sponsored bills include:  
 
McComish's sponsored bills include:  
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*HB 2564 - abortion  
 
*HB 2564 - abortion  
 
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the [http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=35&Legislature=49#bills House website].
 
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the [http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=35&Legislature=49#bills House website].
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===Campaign themes===
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McComish's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://votemccomish.com/ ''votemccomish.com'', "Official campaign website," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
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'''Jobs and the Economy'''
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*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."
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'''Budget and Regulation'''
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*Excerpt:"McComish understands that government must leave a light footprint and will continue to fight to remove burdensome and unnecessary government regulations."
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-arizona-elected-officials ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-arizona-elected-officials ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012]</ref>
 
===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.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=28306 Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2015===
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On January 27, 2014, McComish announced that he would not be seeking re-election to his seat when his term expires in 2015.<ref>[http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2014/01/27/john-mccomish-wont-seek-re-election-will-support-dial-for-senate-seat/ ''azcapitoltimes.com,'' "McComish won’t seek re-election, will support Dial for Senate seat," January 27, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
McComish ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012|Arizona State Senate]] District 18.  He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primaryThe general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/AZ_State_Senate_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''C-SPAN/Associated Press'', "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012]</ref>  
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McComish ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/AZ_State_Senate_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''C-SPAN/Associated Press'', "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012]</ref>  
  
===2010===
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Arizona State Senate, District 18, General Election
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Democratic
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|winner1 =John McComish
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =Janie Hydrick
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|votes1 =51084
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|votes2 =45115
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}}
  
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 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.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/22333/36968/en/summary.html General election results]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/22333/36968/en/summary.html ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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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).<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/General/Canvass2008GE.pdf ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
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).<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/General/Canvass2008GE.pdf 2008 general election results, Arizona]</ref>
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McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AZ&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
 
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McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AZ&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable Arizona House spending, 2008]</ref>
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{{Votebox |
 
{{Votebox |
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = McComish
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|Full name = John McComish
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|year = 2002
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4347 ''followthemoney.org'', "McComish, John," accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 80100
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2012|Arizona State Senate, District 18]]
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|totalraised2010 = 54634
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Arizona State Senate elections, 2010|Arizona State Senate, District 20]]
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|totalraised2008 = 62915
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008|Arizona State House, District 20]]
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|totalraised2006 = 26566
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2006|Arizona State House, District 20]]
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|totalraised2004 = 6215
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2004|Arizona State House, District 20]]
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|totalraised2002 = 22224
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|result2002 = Lost
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|office2002 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2002|Arizona State House, District 20]]
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}}
  
In 2010, McComish raised $54,634 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AZ&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = McComish  
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|full Name = John McComish
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138523
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|office= Arizona State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 80,100
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|org1 = Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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|org2 = Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
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|org3 = Jones, Rick
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|org4 = Arizona Dental Association
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|org5 = Enterprise Rent-A-Car
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|orgamount1 = 1736
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|orgamount2 = 800
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|orgamount3 = 624
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = McComish
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|full Name = John McComish
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126548
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|office= Arizona State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 54,634
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|org1 = Phoenix Fire Fighters Local 493
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|org2 = Salt River Project
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|org3 = Cox Communications
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|org4 = Associated Highway Patrolmen of Arizona
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|org5 = Norton, Kelly
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|orgamount1 = 600
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 410
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
Below are McComish's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106420 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{| class="wikitable"
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|name = McComish
|-
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|full Name = John McComish
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106420
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2008 total
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
|-
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|new = no
|Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc
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|party = Republican
|$580
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|total raised = 62,915
|-
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|org1 = Arizona Medical Association
|AZ Medical Assoc
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|org2 = Salt River Valley Water Users Association
|$580
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|org3 = Wells Fargo
|-
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|org4 = Arizona Association of Realtors
|Wells Fargo
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|org5 = Papp, Harry A
|$500
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|orgamount1 = 580
|-
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|orgamount2 = 580
|AZ Assoc of Realtors
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|orgamount3 = 500
|$500
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|orgamount4 = 500
|-
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|orgamount5 = 390
|Rose & Harry Papp
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|}}
|$390
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|-
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===2006===
|}
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = McComish
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|full Name = John McComish
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89952
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 26,566
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|org1 = Arizona Association of Realtors
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|org2 = Phx Cofc Pac
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|org3 = Arizona Medical Association
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|org4 = Wells Fargo
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|org5 = Salt River Project
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 750
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 300
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|}}
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = McComish
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|full Name = John McComish
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69372
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 62,159
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = State Of Arizona Ccorp Pmt
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|org3 = Walters, Shetal
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|org4 = Parnell, Gordon
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|org5 = Liddy, Thomas P
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|orgamount1 = 58550
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|orgamount2 = 350
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|orgamount3 = 110
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|orgamount4 = 110
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|orgamount5 = 110
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|}}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = McComish
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|full Name = John McComish
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=60054
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 22,224
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = Mccomish, John P
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|org3 = Mead, Slade & Alison
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|org4 = Brewer, Jerry & Vicki
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|org5 = Stulberg, Bernard & Carolyn Mccomish
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|orgamount1 = 18984
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 200
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|orgamount4 = 200
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|orgamount5 = 200
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Arizona legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
McComish and his wife Karen have two children.
 
McComish and his wife Karen have two children.
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''"John + McComish" + Arizona + Senate'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''"John + McComish" + Arizona + Senate'''"
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q="John+McComish"+Arizona+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=John McComish News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Arizona State Senate]]
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*[[Arizona State Senate#Committees|Arizona Senate Committees]]
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*[[Arizona State Senate District 18]]
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*[[Arizona State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
*[http://votemccomish.com Official campaign website]
 
*[http://votemccomish.com Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=20&Legislature=50&Session_ID=102 Senate website]
 
*[http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=20&Legislature=50&Session_ID=102 Senate website]
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* [http://openstates.org/az/legislators/AZL000069/john-mccomish/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=28306 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=28306 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28306 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28306 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/votemccomish John McComish on Twitter]
 
*[https://twitter.com/#!/votemccomish John McComish on Twitter]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-mccomish/12/283/55a John McComish on LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-mccomish/12/283/55a John McComish on LinkedIn]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126548 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106420 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89952 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69372 2004]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138523 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126548 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106420 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89952 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=69372 2004]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 16:17, 1 July 2014

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 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]

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.[4]

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.[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

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.[10]

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.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

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