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Coghill Looks Forward to New, Productive Senate Duties


Oct. 27, 2009

JUNEAU – Newly-appointed Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole, today said he is looking forward to a productive relationship with his Senate colleagues, as well as getting to know his constituents throughout District F. Coghill was sworn in today in Anchorage by Lt. Governor Craig Campbell.

“I’m excited to get started building relationships with my Senate colleagues, as well as getting acquainted with the residents of House District 12,” Coghill said. “I look forward to getting to know the people, places, and policy issues important to the communities my district now encompasses. I’ve already been able to speak on Valdez Public Radio, and later this week I’m taking a road trip to attend events in Delta and Glennallen. I have enjoyed working with former Senator Gene Therriault and Representative John Harris, and I will make use of their experience.”

In the Senate, he will be a member of the Senate Judiciary and Legislative Ethics committees. “I think my committee assignments play to my strengths,” Coghill said. “I served on the House Judiciary Committee for 11 years, so I am familiar with the issues that come before that committee. I have also worked on past ethics legislation as well as serving on the Ethics Committee as a House Member.”

Coghill has represented the North Pole House District 11 in the Legislature since 1999. District 12 stretches from Eielson AFB in the north, along the Richardson Highway through Delta Junction, Paxson and Glennallen to Valdez at the southern end, and along the Glenn Highway from Glennallen through Lake Louise to the outskirts of Palmer. The two House districts make up Senate District F.

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