Senate



Email: Senator.John.Coghill@akleg.gov
District: A
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 877-465-3719

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 119
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-3719
Fax: 907-465-3258
Interim Contact
1292 Sadler Way Suite 340
Fairbanks AK, 99701
Phone: 907-451-2157
Fax:

Senator John Coghill

District F, Republican

Date/Place of Birth

  • August 15, 1950, Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency

  • Nenana: 1950 – 1975
  • Fairbanks: 1975 – present

Family

  • Wife – Luann
  • 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

Legislative Experience

  • Alaska State House of Representatives:Majority Leader: 2003 – 2006
  • Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 – 2009
  • Chair, House State Affairs Committee: 2001 – 2002
  • Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee Member: 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
  • House Judiciary Committee: 2001 – 2009
  • Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 – 2009
  • Local Government Advisory 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
  • Alaska State Senate: Majority Leader 2013 to present
  • Minority Leader 2012
  • Senate Judiciary committee member: 2010 to 2012, Chair 2013 - present
  • Senate Member of Select Committee on Legislative Ethics – 2010 to 2012

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

Statement

I am a third-generation Alaskan. I was born in Fairbanks and raised in Nenana. During my first semester at UAF, I received my draft notice and enlisted in the Air Force. After I served five years in the Air Force, I went back home and worked with Dad at Nenana Fuel Co. After I met my wife Luann, we married and moved to Fairbanks. Together, we built our log cabin and raised our children. We are both very active in our faith. Through our church, I have served in jail ministries, worked as a biblical family counselor, taught adult classes to strengthen families, and served as the Pastor’s Administrative Assistant. I am a Constitutionalist and a conservative republican.