|Arizona State Senate District 18|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona State Senate District 20|
|Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Colgate University, 1965|
|Birthday||February 11, 1943|
|Place of birth||Youngstown, OH|
|Profession||Instructor, Maricopa Community College System|
McComish previously was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate. He was elected in 2010 and represented the 20th district until 2013. 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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McComish served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, Arizona Senate, Chair
- Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee, Arizona Senate
- Finance Committee, Arizona Senate
- Judiciary Committee, Arizona Senate
McComish's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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."
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.
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.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
|Arizona State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John McComish Incumbent||53.1%||51,084|
McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.
|Arizona State House, District 20 (2008)|
|Rae Waters (D)||37,639|
|John McComish (R)||39,820|
|Jeff Dial (R)||36,964|
In 2010, McComish raised $54,634 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
Below are McComish's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc||$580|
|AZ Medical Assoc||$580|
|AZ Assoc of Realtors||$500|
|Rose & Harry Papp||$390|
McComish and his wife Karen have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- John McComish on Facebook
- John McComish on Twitter
- John McComish on LinkedIn
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish
- "votemccomish," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish Issue Positions
- Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- General election results
- 2008 general election results, Arizona
- Arizona House spending, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
Jerry Lewis (R)
|Arizona State Senate District 18
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 20
| Succeeded by|
Kimberly Yee (R)
|Arizona State House District 20
| Succeeded by|