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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

District 8

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 114
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 nineteen-year resident of District 8, which covers most of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Tonto and Rio Verde. John and his wife, Linda, 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 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 Chairman Click Here Click Here
Employment and Regulatory Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Sub Appropriations on Debt Member Click Here Click Here
Sub Appropriations on Multi-Year Budgeting Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2002 P* school district monies; associations; elections See Vote
HB2003 P* emergency response services fees; prohibition See Vote
HB2004 P* commercial mortgage brokers; license conversion
HB2016 P* JLBC; JCCR; reports. See Vote
HB2017 P* storage of firearms; application
HB2101 P protest activity; prohibition
HB2102 P* license eligibility; authorized presence See Vote
HB2103 P* homemade food products; regulation; exception See Vote
HB2104 P* trash collection; multifamily housing.
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2145 C justification; defensive display; holster
HB2146 C concealed weapons permit; training
HB2150 P* unemployment insurance; travel agents
HB2153 C municipalities; counties; fire sprinklers; code
HB2154 P* privatization; correctional health services
  (NOW: privatization; correctional health services
See Vote
HB2164 P* county treasurer's management fund
HB2229 P* vehicle emissions testing; diagnostic code
HB2230 P* municipal tax exemption; commercial lease
  (NOW: 911 monument modification
See Vote
HB2286 P clean elections; trigger reports; repeal.
HB2384 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2392 C firearms; federal law; school perimeters
HB2407 C victim notification
HB2408 C outpatient treatment; agency notification
HB2409 P attorney fees; recovery; civil actions
HB2416 P abortion
HB2534 P city or town annexation
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2561 P* Arizona citizenship.
HB2562 P* interstate compact; birth certificates
HB2593 C water salinity study committee
HB2608 P public consignment auction dealers; definition See Vote
HB2627 P* sunset review; factors
HB2636 P flat income tax
HB2652 P* appropriations; named claimants
HB2673 C special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HB2707 P general fund revenue limit See Vote
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HCR2005 P* ballot measures; unpaid circulators
HCR2006 P personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2015 P* constitutional convention; federal debt
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
HR2004 P honoring John Waddell
HR2007 P Warrene Ware; service
SB1153 P city auditors; confidential information
SB1246 P abortion.
SB1250 P donor conceived children
SB1265 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1276 C boxing commission; continuation
SB1282 P political committee registration; religious entity
SB1288 C religion; free exercise; professionals; appointments
SB1352 C photo radar prohibition
SB1390 C abortions; clinical privileges; physicians
SB1407 P schools; data; noncitizen students
SB1408 P state budget; appropriation limitation; hearing
SB1491 P privatization; correctional health services.
SB1525 P city; town; development fees
SB1552 C corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1610 P state firearm
SCR1020 P crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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