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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  John McComish

John McComish

District 20

1700 W. Washington
Room 307
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5898
Fax Number: (602) 417-3020

Personal Information:
Home City: Ahwatukee
Occupation: Senator
Member Since: 2005

John McComish, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from Colgate University in 1965.  He spent the next 24 years climbing the corporate ladder with several Fortune 500 companies.  McComish was named National Sales Manager with Johnson & Johnson at the age of 35.

In 1989, he decided to leave the corporate world, moving to Arizona and opening a bookstore.  After 7 successful years as a small business owner, he closed the door of the bookstore and took over as President of the fledgling Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of commerce in 1996.  From that time until his retirement at the end of 2006, the Chamber grew from 64 members to over 650.  In addition to his Chamber responsibilities, McComish served on the City of Phoenix Planning Commission and has been Chair of the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee.  Currently he is a part-time instructor with the Maricopa Community College system.

John McComish and Karen, his wife of 48 years, live in Ahwatukee where she is a retired teacher in the Kyrene School District.  They have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Senator McComish previously served in the House for three terms, where he was elected Majority Whip for the 2007 and 2008 Sessions and Majority Leader for the 2009 and 2010 Sessions.  In the Senate for the 2011 and the 2012 Sessions, he was the Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee plus served on the Finance, the Rules, and the Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committees.

In May, 2011, Senator McComish was recognized by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Sentinel Award.  The award was for co-sponsoring a number of tax bills that were eventually part of the Arizona Competitiveness Package and also for sponsoring several workers’ compensation bills.

The Chamber’s Small Business Leadership Council selected the Sentinel Award recipients based on their sponsorship of pro-business legislation, willingness to defeat bills that would adversely impact Arizona businesses and their accessibility to members.

During the 2012 Arizona Centennial celebration, Senator McComish was presented the prestigious Polly Rosenbaum Award, please see the link,

Senator McComish will be serving as the Majority Leader in the Senate for the 2013 and 2014 sessions. He will also be serving on the Commerce, Energy and Military Committee, as well as the Rules Committee.


Committee Assignments
Banking and Insurance Chairman Click Here Click Here
Economic Development and Jobs Creation Member Click Here Click Here
Finance Member Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2109 C bail bond agents; civil; licensing
HB2110 C insurance; risk retention groups
HB2112 C insurance; surplus lines
HB2113 C qualified financial contracts; receivership
HB2167 P definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic
HB2286 C clean elections; trigger reports; repeal.
HB2296 C national banks; mortgage loan originators
HB2297 C escrow agents; recovery fund; repeal
HB2302 C protected address; secretary of state
HB2303 C voting centers; polling places
HB2304 C state elections; omnibus
HB2530 P board of dental examiners
HB2545 C homeowners' associations; rental restrictions
HB2548 C medical helicopters; nontrauma patients; guidelines
HB2551 C taxation; presumption regarding internet sales
HB2570 C Arizona state university; budget units
HB2616 P workers' compensation; controlled substances
HB2617 P workers' compensation; settlement of claims
HB2666 P health insurance; exchange
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HCR2006 C personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2032 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
SB1047 P* trade or commerce; technical correction
SB1048 P* technical correction; health professionals
SB1049 P* technical correction; revenue bond authority
SB1050 P* technical correction; certificate of title
SB1051 P* accountable health plans; technical correction
SB1052 P* technical correction; deceptive mailings
SB1101 P protest activity; prohibition.
SB1102 P* state compensation fund; conforming changes See Vote
SB1103 C unclaimed property; exempt child support
SB1104 C internal revenue code; tax conformity
SB1105 C real estate transfer affidavit; transmission See Vote
SB1106 C ASRS; definitions; service credits; military
SB1107 C ASRS; transfers; distributions; DRO payments
SB1117 C immigration legislation challenges
SB1123 P* state library and archives amendments
SB1136 C city or town annexation.
SB1159 C multimedia production tax credits
SB1160 P* city sales tax; residential rental
SB1161 P personal property tax; exemption; depreciation
SB1162 P corporate income tax rate reduction
SB1163 P business property tax assessment percentage
SB1164 P income tax; corporate sales factor
SB1167 P ASRS; comprehensive amendments
  (NOW: legislation; referenda challenges
See Vote
SB1170 C homeowners' associations; public roadways
SB1184 P* rate service organizations; examinations
SB1185 P* court records; electronic access
SB1188 C adoption; marital preference
  (NOW: marital preferences; adoption
See Vote
SB1195 P* service companies; exemption See Vote
SB1196 P* optional retirement plans; community colleges
SB1203 C revitalization districts; revisions See Vote
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1205 C small transportation school districts; dissolution
SB1229 C recreational users; landowner liability See Vote
SB1238 P* auto glass repair See Vote
SB1239 C ASRS; return to work; contributions
  (NOW: county treasurers; investments
SB1246 C abortion.
SB1259 P foreclosures; proof of ownership
  (NOW: noncontiguous county islands; fire services
See Vote
SB1263 C schools; administrative tasks; reduction See Vote
SB1264 P* workers' compensation; reasonable accommodations See Vote
SB1265 C abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1276 C boxing commission; continuation See Vote
SB1283 C child custody; military families
SB1286 C counties; cities; permits; time limit
SB1288 C religion; free exercise; professionals; appointments
SB1305 C clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1306 C landlords; tenants; bedbug control See Vote
SB1311 P* homeowner's rebate; owner's primary residence
SB1358 C medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1360 C Arizona rangers; red; blue lights
SB1361 C fire districts; joint powers authority See Vote
SB1366 C medical malpractice; liability waivers
SB1400 P* insurance adjusters; licensure; examination
SB1401 P* rental cars; registration; insurance requirements
SB1403 C certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1458 C professional licensure; out-of-state applicants See Vote
SB1499 C probate; omnibus
  (NOW: probate proceedings; omnibus
See Vote
SB1515 C sales tax credit; tribal taxes
SB1552 C corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 C education; Arizona empowerment accounts. See Vote
SB1554 C ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1556 C school district monies; associations; elections.
SB1566 P* exempt wells; emergency use
  (NOW: emergencies; wells; water transfers
SB1567 P* workers' compensation deductible coverage; report
  (NOW: notices; commercial insurance
See Vote
SB1591 C health insurance claims; information; disclosure
SB1594 C prescription drugs; multitiered formularies
SB1599 C bail bond agents; recovery agents
SCR1006 C border security plan
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1017 C recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1020 C crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1028 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 C opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
SR1003 P Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 C national day of the cowboy
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor