John Coghill

Representing Fairbanks & North Pole

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Bill Introduced to Repeal Rules Restricting Speech, Process

JUNEAU – Today, a bill was introduced in the Alaska Senate to repeal provisions of a new law found to be too restrictive of Alaska’s citizen legislature.  Full Story >>

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Statement from Sen. Coghill on Passing of his Father, Jack Coghill

JUNEAU – John Bruce “Jack” Coghill passed away this morning at the age of 93 of natural causes.  Full Story >>

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Is the PFD a Constitutional Right?

Should the dividend be enshrined in the constitution? Not in my view. Should we elevate the right to a cash payment from our sovereign wealth to the same level as freedom of speech or the right to keep and bear arms? I think that would be a huge mistake.  Full Story >>

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Senate Provides Health Insurance for Families of Fallen Officers

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a bill today that provides for medical insurance coverage for surviving dependents of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.  Full Story >>

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Criminal Justice Reform Unfairly Attacked

The bill reduces spending on things that the research shows don’t reduce crime, and reinvests $85 million of those savings over the next six years into things that are proven to reduce crime.  Full Story >>

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Alaska crime bill debate reveals values...

Sometimes the Legislature works. That’s what’s happening in the tough, detailed debate on a bill that would transform the criminal justice system.  Full Story >>

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John Coghill

District B, Republican

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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.


Juneau: 907.465.3719
Fairbanks: 907.451.2157

State Capitol Room 103
Juneau, AK 99801

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SB 95 ~ Whittier Land Sale  Bill Text

In late March of this year the ARR, City of Whittier and Whittier Manor Condominium Association entered into a purchase agreement SB 95 gives the ARR the nod to sell the property as required by AS 42 40 285...


SB 87 ~ Taking of Big Game by Non-residents  Bill Text

The bill does not rescind the Board of Game’s authority to make wildlife allocation decisions, but it does require the Board of Game, through a permit system, to limit the harvest of big game by nonresidents...


SB 54 ~ Alaska Railroad Land Sale Correction  Bill Text

This bill authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to sell the 18.072 acres of rail land located in the Alaska Railroad Healy Reserve near Otto Lake.


SB 4 ~ Naming the Scott Johnson Memorial Bridge  Bill Text

SB 4 will rename the Tok River bridge to the “Scott Johnson Memorial Bridge”. The name change honors Scott Johnson who died in the line of duty on May 1, 2014.


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