John Coghill
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John Coghill

Republican

American politician

Fairbanks, Alaska
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John Coghill

American politician
Summary
Issues
Experience
71
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
AKResidence (state)

John Bruce Coghill Jr. (born August 15, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Alaska Senate, representing North Pole and other communities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. First elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998, he was appointed to his Senate seat in 2009 and was the Senate's majority leader from 2013 to 2016. Since November 2018, he has been the Rules Committee chairman. In 2020, he lost re-election by 14 votes to fellow Republican Robert Myers Jr., who defeated him in the state's Republican primary election.

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Experience

Education

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Nenana Public High School
Diploma
1968
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Attended

Past Positions

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Senator
Alaska State Senate
2009 - 2021
Majority Leader
Alaska State Senate
2013 - 2017
Representative
Alaska State House of Representatives
1998 - 2009
Majority Leader
Alaska State House of Representatives
2002 - 2006
History Teacher
Bible Baptist Church School
1989 - 2004
Administrative Assistant
Bible Baptist Church
1987 - 2001
Shop Foreman
Alaska Garage Door Manufacturer
1976 - 1987
Salesman
Fraley Equipment Company
1976 - 1978
Department Manager
Nanana Fuel Company
1974 - 1976
Staff Sergeant
United States Air Force
1969 - 1974

Other Experience

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Member
National Rifle Association
Current
Member
American Legislative Exchange Council
1999 - 2004
Member
American Legion
1997 - Current
Chair
Republican Party District 32
1994 - 1996
Delegate
Republican National Convention
1996
Delegate
Republican District Convention
1988
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Alaska State Senate
Former Chair
Federal Overreach Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Chair
Judiciary Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Chair
Rules Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Chair
SJR13 Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Chair
Special Committee on Rainbelt Electric System (RBE), Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Legislature, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Governor, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Arctic Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health and Social Services, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Administration, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Joint Armed Services Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Corrections, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Council Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Committees, Alaska State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Law, Alaska State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Health and Social Services Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Resources Committee, Alaska State Senate
Former Vice Chair
State Affairs Committee, Alaska State Senate