John McComish

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John McComish
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Arizona State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
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 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
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
CandidateVerification
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.

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 has been appointed to these committees:

Issues

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.[2]

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]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

McComish is running in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 18. He is running unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]

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.[5]

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).[6]

McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.[7]

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. [8]

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

2008

Below are McComish's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

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

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Personal

McComish and his wife Karen have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Huppenthal
Arizona State Senate District 20
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arizona State House District 20
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Dial