SENATE
JOHN COGHILL
21st-31st Legislature (1999 -2020)

Senator John Coghill
Senate Minority Leader (2012)

District: F
Party: Republican

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 14 PROTECT HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CONSCIENCE SENATORS DYSON, COGHILL
(S) HSS 01/19/2011
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 68 COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK SENATOR COGHILL
(S) RLS 02/24/2012
SB 89 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS ACT SENATOR COGHILL
CHAPTER 45 SLA 12 05/24/2012
SB 145 OIL/GAS PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS: NENANA SENATORS WAGONER, COGHILL
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
SB 191 ULTRASOUND BEFORE ABORTION SENATOR COGHILL
(S) HSS 02/08/2012
SJR 9 CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING SENATOR COGHILL
(S) EDC 04/08/2011



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 80 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, FEIGE, LYNN, COSTELLO
(S) FIN 03/23/2012
HB 214 WALTER L. KUBLEY KETCHIKAN FERRY TERMINAL REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
CHAPTER 17 SLA 11 06/08/2011
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE REPRESENTATIVES THOMPSON, DICK, MILLETT, TUCK, MILLER
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 289 LIQ. NAT. GAS STORAGE: TAX CREDIT/LEASE REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 07/19/2011
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 11 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/19/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
HJR 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012
HJR 40 RS 2477 RIGHTS-OF-WAY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(S) RES 04/12/2012
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
SB 95 FRANK PALMER AUKE BAY FERRY TERMINAL SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 18 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 98 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) JUD 04/12/2012
SB 108 SPC. STEPHEN "MAX" CAVANAUGH OVERPASS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 19 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 135 CRIME VICTIMS/ADVOCATE/DA/PD/CONTINUANCES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 72 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 136 VETERANS DRIVERS LICENSE, TAX CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 68 SLA 12 06/18/2012
SB 137 SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION TRAINING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 34 SLA 12 05/23/2012
SB 153 NATURAL GAS STORAGE TAX CREDIT/REGULATION SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 03/14/2012
SB 172 CARE DIRECTIVES/DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS SENATOR DYSON
(S) JUD 02/01/2012
SB 202 RESUSCITATION PROTOCOL DOCUMENTS SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 40 SLA 12 05/24/2012
SCR 18 RAOUL WALLENBERG REMEMBRANCE DAY SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 08/08/2012
SCR 20 DECORATION OF HONOR SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/08/2012
SJR 14 MILITARY PERSONNEL CUTS & BASE CLOSURES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/28/2012
SJR 16 MILITARY PENSIONS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 04/06/2012