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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

District 8

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 307
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5170
Fax Number: (602) 417-3108


Personal Information:

Home City: Fountain Hills
Member Since: 2007

John Kavanagh is a twelve-year resident of District 8, which covers most of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Tonto Verde and Rio Verde. John and his wife, Linda, have been married for 30 years and have two sons, Jonathan and Nicholas. John is a professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College and director of the college’s 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, Precinct Captain and member of the Fountain Hills Republican Club.

John was awarded a BA in Liberal Arts from NYU, a Masters Degree in Government from St. John’s 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 Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here
Public Institutions and Retirement Member Click Here Click Here
Water and Agriculture Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2001 C technical correction; poison control
  (NOW: defensive driving schools
See Vote
HB2002 C taxation; common areas; technical correction
HB2003 P* income tax credit; technical correction
HB2004 C common school districts; technical correction
HB2005 C schools; property taxes; technical correction
HB2006 C technical correction; health; housing
HB2007 C general election ballot; technical correction
HB2008 C contractors; injunctive relief; technical correction
HB2009 C insurance; technical correction
HB2010 C state government; technical correction
HB2110 C real estate education
HB2112 C iceberg lettuce research council; restructuring
HB2113 C agricultural commodity councils; restructuring See Vote
HB2116 C big game permits; grandchildren
HB2117 C big game permits; transfers
HB2129 C text messaging while driving; prohibition
HB2130 C child passenger booster seats
HB2134 C small business; uniform health questionnaire See Vote
HB2135 P* tax exemption; United States flags
HB2149 C ASRS; public service purchase
HB2178 C underage drinking; driver license suspension
  (NOW: commercial vehicle; license plate attachment
HB2206 P teacher shortage student loan program
HB2216 C school districts; postemployment benefits
HB2218 C income tax credit; home schooling
HB2223 C clean elections; expenses; qualifying contributions
HB2225 C unattended child in motor vehicle
HB2245 C college courses; high school credit
  (NOW: minimum wage; employers; liability
See Vote
HB2263 C CPS; interviews; right to refuse
  (NOW: CPS; required information
HB2318 C minimum wage; disabled employees
HB2336 C corporate income tax rate reduction
HB2337 C individual income tax rate reduction
HB2344 C juvenile graffiti; monetary assessment See Vote
HB2390 C weights and measures; seized property
HB2392 C residential contractors' recovery fund
  (NOW: expenditure limitation election
See Vote
HB2434 C residential property tax; homesite area See Vote
HB2436 C health care actions; proof
HB2483 C citrus, fruit and vegetable council
HB2573 P* concealed weapons; petty offense
HB2588 P* day laborers
HB2589 P* criminal trespass; day laborers
HB2590 P* minor passengers; vehicle cargo sections
HB2627 C income tax deadlines
  (NOW: prime contracting; property owners
See Vote
HB2636 P* improvement districts; surplus funds See Vote
HB2638 C local energy plans See Vote
HB2641 C parental consent; abortion
HB2655 C photo enforcement; highways; DPS
HB2695 C legislator-elect; support services
HB2714 C teacher certification; proficiency exam reciprocity
HB2722 C homeowners' associations; condominiums; judgments; fees
HB2723 C sex offender monitoring; qualified vendors
HB2751 P immigration law; appropriation
HB2752 C illegal aliens; domestic terrorism
HB2753 C vehicle impoundment and immobilization See Vote
HB2766 C national guard mobilization; border; appropriation
HB2779 P fair and legal employment act See Vote
HCM2004 C television programming; a la carte
HCM2008 C urge protection; Kofa herd
HCR2007 P* expressing support; Poland; visa waiver
HCR2010 C legislator term limits; repeal
HCR2015 C liability limitation; liquor
HCR2027 C punitive damages; limitation
HCR2037 C business personal property taxes; exemption
HCR2038 P AARP drivers safety program
HCR2041 C military bases; expressing support See Vote
HCR2049 P immigration enforcement
HCR2051 P fair and legal employment; referendum
HR2001 C state aviation day.
HR2002 P Virginia Tech; honoring those killed
SB1250 C concealed weapons permit; renewal.
SB1251 C deadly weapons; storage
SB1301 C misconduct involving weapons; exception.
SB1606 C civil process service; fees


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