21st-31st Legislature (1999 -2020)

SENATE
JOHN COGHILL





Senator John Coghill
Oath taken October 27, 2009
District: F
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1999-2008 Representative
2005-2006 Representative Majority Leader
2009-2010 Representative Resigned; October 27, 2009
2009-2010 Senator Oath taken 10/27/09
2011-2012 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2012)
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader
2015-2016 Senator Senate Majority Leader
2017-2020 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
August 15, 1950 Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency:
Nenana: 1950 - 1975 Fairbanks: 1975 - present

Occupation:
Small Business Owner

Spouse:
Luann

Children:
Children - Shaun (John), Joshua, Jayme Grandchildren - Alexander, Grace, Joshua, and Kinley

Education:
Nenana Public School: 1955 - 1968, High School Diploma

Military:
5 years service U.S. Air Force, S.Sgt

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Majority Leader: 2003- 2006 Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 - present Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002 Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee: 2005 - 2006 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1999 - 2000 Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000 AK Information Infrastructure Task Force: 2005 - 2006 Judiciary Committee: 2001 - 2006 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 - 2006 Local Government Advisoory Commission: 2005 - 2006 Rules Committee: 2003 - present State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004 Special Committee on Economic evelopment, International Trade, and Tourism: 2005 - 2006 Special Committee on Education: 2003 Special Committee on Fisheries: 2001 - 2002 Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2001 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees: - Governor: 2003 - 2006 - Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2006 - Legislature: 2003 - 2006 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2006 - Education & Early Development: 2001 - 2002 - Education: 1999 - 2000 - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000

Other Political and Government Positions:
Chair, District 18 Republican Party of Alaska Former Chair, District 32 Republican Party of Alaska. Delegate, Republican National Convention: 1996.

Business and Professional Positions:
Small Business Owner Private School Teacher Pastor’s Assistant Concrete Cutter

Special Interests:
Family activities, Carpentry, History

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 240 MANICURIST LICENSING REQUIREMENTS SENATOR COGHILL
(S) L&C 01/27/2010
SB 264 COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK SENATOR COGHILL
(H) FIN 04/06/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/13/2010
HJR 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
HJR 45 OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 08/03/2010
SB 43 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR MENARD
(H) RLS 04/15/2010
SJR 27 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/25/2010
SR 9 COMMITTEE ROOM NAMED AFTER WILLIAM BELTZ SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 6 02/10/2010
SR 10 DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS & ALT. ENERGY SENATOR WAGONER
SENATE RESOLVE 7 08/03/2010