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
301 Santa Claus Lane Suite 3B
North Pole AK, 99705
Phone: 907-451-2963
Fax: 907-488-4271

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

Residency:Nenana: 1950 – 1975
Fairbanks: 1975 – present

Occupation:Small Business Owner

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

Alaska State House of Representatives:Majority Leader: 2003 – 2006
Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 – 2009
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

Alaska State Senate: Minority Leader 2012 to present
Senate Judiciary committee member: 2010 to present.
Senate Member of Select Committee on Legislative Ethics – 2010 to present

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

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.