John Coghill
John Bruce Coghill, Jr. is a Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

 member of the Alaska Senate
Alaska Senate
The Alaska Senate is the upper house in the Alaska Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. The Senate consists of twenty members, each of whom represents an equal amount of districts with populations of about 31,347 people . Senators serve four-year terms, without term...

, appointed to represent district F in 2009. He was first elected to the legislature as a state representative for district 32 in 1998. John Coghill served for 5 years in the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
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 and reached the rank of staff sergeant
Staff Sergeant
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Personal life

Coghill is the son of former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Jack Coghill
Jack Coghill
John Bruce "Jack" Coghill was the eighth lieutenant governor of Alaska, serving from 1990 to 1994 under Governor Walter Hickel. Both were members of the Alaskan Independence Party...


Coghill has a wife, Luann, and three children, Shaun (John), Joshua & Jayme, and four grandchildren. Coghill graduated from Nenana Public High School in 1968.

See also

Alaska State House Majority Site

Alaska State Legislature Biography

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