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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  David Schapira

David Schapira
Minority Leader

District 17

1700 W. Washington
Room 213
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3028
Fax Number: (602) 417-3038

Personal Information:
Home City: Tempe
Occupation: Educator
Member Since: 2007
David Schapira is a third generation Arizonan and Valley native. He is a former high school teacher, political activist and small business owner who first moved to Tempe in 1984.

Schapira's career has been rooted in improving his community. He served as a public high school teacher in the Valley, as an aide to US Senator Tom Daschle in Washington, DC and as manager of Terry Goddard's 2002 campaign for Arizona Attorney General.

In 2003, Schapira founded a consulting business. Schapira's company, Democracy Online Campaigns, designs websites and communication strategies for campaigns and small businesses across the country.

Community service has been a large part of Schapira's life. He was a member of the Kiwanis youth group, Key Club, in which he held various leadership positions. Schapira, a cancer survivor, has also worked with the American Cancer Society both as staff and as a volunteer.

Schapira’s focus at the Legislature is the education of Arizona’s children. As a former public school teacher, he knows the future of education in Arizona depends on investing in student learning, reducing class sizes, paying teachers reasonable wages and working to make our state’s universities leaders in higher education and research.

A product of Arizona public schools, Schapira also attended Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Senate Ethics Committee Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Issues, Education and Natural Resources Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2557 P sales tax on medical marijuana
HB2564 P sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2570 P Arizona state university; budget units
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
SB1001 P* transplant services; AHCCCS
SB1062 P* professional teaching standards board
SB1063 P* compulsory school attendance; increase
SB1064 P* schools; American competitiveness project fund
SB1065 P* noncertificated school employees; policies
SB1066 P* cancer screening examinations; reporting requirements
SB1067 P* STOs; designating scholarship recipients; prohibition
SB1068 P* STOs; awarding scholarships; financial need
SB1069 P* schools; technology; personnel training
SB1071 P* racial profiling; prohibition; training
SB1101 P protest activity; prohibition.
SB1131 C tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1132 C native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1237 P energy authority of Arizona
SB1266 P Arizona veteran supportive campuses
SB1267 P legislative committee; state; Indian nations
SB1283 P child custody; military families
SB1463 C political subdivisions; economic estimate commission
SB1464 P private prison contractors; public records.
  (NOW: false reporting; vulnerable adult abuse
SB1549 P* schools; anti-bullying; electronic media.
SB1550 P* repainting government vehicles
SB1551 P* smoking in vehicle with minors
SCR1009 P honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1052 P* appointed state mine inspector.
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1002 P Native American legislators; recognition
SR1003 P* Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 C national day of the cowboy
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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