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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

District 23

1700 W. Washington
Room 303A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5170
Fax Number: (602) 417-3108

Personal Information:
Home City: Fountain Hills
Occupation: Retired
Member Since: 2007
John Kavanagh is a twenty-year resident of District 23, which covers most of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. John and his wife, Mayor Linda Kavanagh of Fountain Hills, have been married for 37 years and have two sons, Jonathan and Nicholas. John is a professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College and director of the collegeís Administration of Justice Studies and Forensic Science Program. Prior to teaching at Scottsdale Community College, John taught at Arizona State University and served 20 years as a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, retiring as a detective sergeant.

John served six years as a town councilman in Fountain Hills and also served three years on the Lafayette, New Jersey Town Council. He is also a Republican State Committeeman.

John was awarded a BA in Liberal Arts from NYU, a Masters Degree in Government from St. Johnís University (Queens, NY), and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers. He is also a military veteran.

John has also served on or belonged to many other government boards and community service organizations, including a Parks and Recreation Commission, Board of Health, School District Advisory Panel, Planning Advisory Group, Community Center Volunteers, Senior Services Board of Directors, the American Legion, the Civic Association, Historical Society, Friends of the Chamber of Commerce and Scottsdale Republican Forum.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Finance Member Click Here Click Here
Government Chairman Click Here Click Here
Public Safety, Military and Technology Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
State Debt and Budget Reform Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2064 P graduation requirement; civics test
HB2213 P inspections; audits; notice; rights
HB2359 C liquor licenses; aggrieved parties; hearing
HB2410 P municipalities; traffic citation quota; prohibition
HB2411 C defensive driving schools; eligibility
HB2526 C governor's regulatory review council; membership
HB2632 P dog tethering
  (NOW: unlawful dog tethering
HCR2003 P application; Article V convention
SB1001 P* nuclear emergency appropriations; assessments
SB1002 P* prisoners; compensation for labor performed
SB1047 P* lottery prizewinners; confidentiality
SB1048 P* vexatious litigants; fees; costs; designation
SB1049 P* physician licensure; waiver
SB1050 P* animal abuse; prohibited animal ownership
SB1062 P* drug laboratory remediation; transfer
SB1063 P* obstructing a highway; public thoroughfare
SB1064 P* service of process; regulation
SB1088 P income tax brackets; inflation index.
  (NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility
SB1089 P* VLT; motor homes
SB1090 P* neutrality agreement; apprenticeship agreement; prohibition
SB1094 P* aggressive solicitation; offense See Vote
SB1098 P* public service corporations; hearings; exception
SB1105 C racketeering; animal fighting; cockfighting
SB1131 P* online charter schools; interscholastic activities
SB1166 P health care insurance; utilization review
SB1167 C photo radar; prohibition
SB1170 C forfeitures; annual report
  (NOW: quarterly reports; requirements; forfeitures
SB1171 P campaign reports; late filings; notice See Vote
SB1173 C schools; bonds; overrides; funding sources
SB1196 P* political "do not call" list
SB1197 P* VLT exemption; fallen emergency personnel
SB1198 P* impounded cats; waiting period; applicability
SB1224 P* municipalities; counties; prohibited security requirements
  (NOW: lighting; vehicle equipment
SB1265 P* animal cruelty; violation
SB1266 P* clean elections act amendments
SB1267 P schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1270 C JLBC; economic impact
SB1285 C job training; stipends; STEM; internships See Vote
SB1286 C charter schools; private postsecondary institutions
SB1287 P ballot contents disclosure; prohibition
SB1291 P firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1293 C GIITEM subaccount; predictive policing technology See Vote
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1300 P* law enforcement officers; body cameras See Vote
SB1315 P incompetent and dangerous defendants; treatment
SB1318 P abortion; health care exchange; licensure See Vote
SB1320 C cosmetology board; makeup artists; exemption
SB1332 P empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences See Vote
SB1370 P* controlled substances prescription monitoring program
SB1373 P* criminal justice information; access
SB1385 P* homeowners' associations; traffic enforcement; penalties
SB1403 C consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1404 P health care directives; conflicts
SB1406 P schools; audit findings; financial penalty
SB1434 C empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SB1445 C public records; peace officer's name See Vote
SB1450 C securities registration; exemption; website operators
  (NOW: banks; insuring organization
See Vote
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SB1465 P distributed energy generation systems; disclosure See Vote
SCM1005 P proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
SCM1011 C mortgage standards; urging federal government
SCM1012 C endangered species transparency act
SCM1015 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel.
SCM1016 C Glass-Steagall Act; urging Congress
SCR1002 P* supreme court; procedural rules; amendment
SCR1009 P* legislature; four-year terms
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1012 C primary freight network; supporting ADOT
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution
SR1001 P* brain tumor awareness month


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