Three of the Fourteen 2019 Bills Highlighted by the
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Rep. John Kavanagh

Kavanagh led the charge to end noise, litter, parking and other neighborhood disruptions by short-term home rentals.
He will continue the fight in 2020.

Check out my video explaining the short-term rental issue by clicking here.

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Kavanagh for State Representative 
16038 E. Seminole Lane,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Kavanagh worked with the Humane societies to increase the penalties for extreme animal abuse.
Next year he will work on an animal abuser online registry.

When it was discovered that it was legal to deface and remove some campaign signs, Kavanagh changed the law to end dirty campaign tactics.

About Kavanagh


John Kavanagh is a twenty-six year resident of District 23. John and his wife, former Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh, have been married for 44 years and have two sons, Jonathan and Nicholas.


Kavanagh is a professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College and recently retired as 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. He is also a military veteran.


Kavanagh also served ten years in the Arizona House of Representatives, four years in the Arizona Senate, six years as a town councilman in Fountain Hills and three years on the Lafayette, New Jersey Town Council. John is a citizen-legislator and not a career politician. Except for the two years since his retirement, John has always worked full-time as either a police officer or professor, while serving on town councils and in the legislature.


Educationally, 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 University.


John Kavanagh has A+ ratings from the American Conservative Union and the National Rifle Association. He believes in limited government, low taxes and public safety. Kavanagh has been named “Legislator of the Year” twice by the Humane Society of the United States and is the chief sponsor of animal protection legislation in Arizona, including allowing people to break into overheated cars without liability to rescue kids and pets and recently increasing the penalty for extreme cruelty to animals. Kavanagh also wrote the law strengthening everyone’s protection from vexatious and frivolous lawsuits.

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