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Is John Kavanagh Arizona's Worst Legislator?

7 years ago by Matthew Hendley
Republican Representative John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills has had quite the legislative session thus far.He kicked it off by announcing his support for repealing Arizona's voter-approved medical marijuana law, followed it up with vocal support of a bill that would protect Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the event of a recall...
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John Kavanagh Could Teach Panhandlers a Few Tricks

6 years ago by Stephen Lemons
State Representative John Kavanagh revels in his self-appointed role as the rightwinger Arizona lefties love most to hate. Since recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce (Kavanagh's pal) was pounded into mainstream political irrelevance in 2011, Kavanagh's eclipsed his erstwhile mentor to become Sand Land's Lord Voldemort for liberals,...
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Russell Pearce's Fantasy Dictatorship, and John Kavanagh as Josephine

9 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Jared Lee Loughner should run for the Arizona state Legislature. He'd feel right at home, particularly amongst the Russell Pearce Republicans, who are so delusional and high on their own supply right now that I'm half expecting to see state Senate President Pearce dressed up as Napoleon next time I...
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'God is in the Gallery': John Kavanagh Mocks Athena Salman's Secular Prayer

1 year ago by Joseph Flaherty
“My floor statement was a friendly counterpoint to Representative Salman’s hijacking of the prayer," Representative John Kavanagh said.
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John Kavanagh Has Some Pretty Good Jokes About Joe Arpaio

6 years ago by Matthew Hendley
For being so buddy-buddy with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Republican Representative John Kavanagh actually has some pretty good jokes about the old man.Kavanagh dropped some funny lines during a roast of Arpaio, and despite Kavanagh still championing SB 1070 to this day, he mostly poked fun at Arpaio's racial-profiling practices...
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Russell Pearce's Pals Ralph Heap and John Kavanagh Targeted in TV Ads

6 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Two of recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce's favorite people are getting skewered in some tasty TV attack ads: Pearce's revenge candidate for state Senate in Legislative District 25, Ralph Heap, and Pearce's longtime ally, current state House Representative and wannabe-state Senator John Kavanagh in LD 23. Heap, an orthopedic...
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Republican Lawmaker John Kavanagh's the Latest Person Targeted With Recall

7 years ago by Matthew Hendley
Filing petitions to recall politicians is officially "in," now that yet another petition has been filed with the Secretary of State's Office, this one to recall Republican Representative John Kavanagh.Kavanagh's "bathroom birther" proposal is what sparked this one, according to a press release sent to us by Raise the Bar...
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Marijuana Policy Project: John Kavanagh One of the Worst State Legislators in the Nation

7 years ago by Matthew Hendley
The Marijuana Policy Project has named Arizona Republican Representative John Kavanagh the third-worst state legislator in the country.Obviously, the Marijuana Policy Project is taking into account only Kavanagh's fanatical anti-marijuana crusade, which is just one freaky thing about the guy's record...
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Arizona Senator John Kavanagh's New Police Bill Unconstitutional, ACLU States

4 years ago by Miriam Wasser
Arizona Senator John Kavanagh, a former officer with the New York Police Department and ardent pro-law enforcement advocate, filed a bill this week that critics say is patently unconstitutional and just another example of how Kavanagh “panders to the cops.” Senate Bill 1054 would restrict the public’s ability to record...
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Bathroom Birther John Kavanagh Delays His Toilet-Police Bill

7 years ago by Matthew Hendley
Republican Representative John Kavanagh delayed a hearing on his proposal on his "bathroom birther" proposal, which would criminalize the use of a public restroom if the sex on someone's birth certificate doesn't match the sign on the door.It just so happened that as Kavanagh tried to sneak this one in...

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