Senator John McComish is the recipient of this year’s “Polly” Award, named after Arizona legend Polly Rosenbaum. Senator McComish received the award for his work in preserving Arizona’s history. The “Polly” recognizes elected or appointed officials who help to support the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Through key legislation the story of Arizona can be maintained and made available for future generations.
During the first session of the 50th Legislature, Senator McComish sponsored bills SB 1091 and SB 1123 to ensure the longevity of Arizona’s public records. Through his sponsorship of these bills, agencies in charge of the state’s history were better managed and given tools to expand their services.
Senator McComish was recognized on Arizona’s Centennial for his outstanding service to protect the state’s rich cultural institutions.