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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session

Thomas "T.J." Shope

District 8

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 112
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3012
Fax Number: (602) 417-3123

Personal Information:
Home City: Coolidge
Occupation: Shope's IGA Supermarket
Member Since: 2013
T.J. Shope is a resident of Coolidge, Arizona, and has long been active in the community. Born in Florence in 1985, Shope has lived in Coolidge for the overwhelming majority of his life and is a 2003 graduate of Coolidge High School and 2005 graduate of Central Arizona College, where he was recently induced into the college’s Wall of Success. In 2008, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Elected to the Coolidge Unified School District Governing Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, he was voted to be the board’s vice-president upon taking office in 2009 and in 2013, was elected the board’s president. He serves as the President for the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance. Mr. Shope also serves on the Arizona Board of Directors for Playworks, an organization focusing on creating options for children to engage in healthy and inclusive play so they may learn both winning and losing with grace.

Shope is the proud son of Coolidge-Florence Justice of the Peace Tom Shope and Luz Shope and co-owns their family business, Shope’s IGA Supermarket, in Coolidge. He is an active member of St. James Roman Catholic Church and its Knights of Columbus organization.


Committee Assignments
Agriculture, Water and Lands Member Click Here Click Here
Commerce Member Click Here Click Here
Rural and Economic Development Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2008 P* unordered merchandise; technical correction
  (NOW: fireworks
HB2009 P* transition; unclaimed property; technical correction
HB2010 P* technical correction; petroleum product storage
  (NOW: counties; protected development rights; extensions
HB2011 P* technical correction; Smith-Lever act
HB2012 P* technical correction; consumer fraud
HB2047 C child removal; supervisor review; approval
HB2051 C TANF; electronic benefit transfer; fast-food
HB2052 C state board of education; members
HB2064 C graduation requirement; civics test
HB2085 C private investigators; security guards; regulation See Vote
HB2086 C fingerprint clearance cards; omnibus See Vote
HB2087 C sex offender registration; address verification
HB2104 C lottery game; veterans' assistance fund
HB2105 P inmate medical services; rate structure
HB2106 C emergency and military affairs; continuation
HB2107 C law enforcement merit system; continuation
HB2133 P* countywide elections; vote by mail
HB2138 P* May primary election date
  (NOW: primary election date
HB2142 C water infrastructure finance authority; prepayment See Vote
HB2155 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2156 C Native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2157 C Native Americans; delayed birth certificates
HB2158 C appropriation; Navajo Nation court complex
HB2159 C appropriation; water projects; Navajo nation
HB2160 C TPT; Indian tribe; motor vehicles
HB2161 C central Arizona project board; membership
HB2187 P* JTED board; nomination petition signatures
HB2213 C inspections; audits; notice; rights See Vote
HB2236 P* ATV and motorcycle passengers
HB2237 P* vehicle lights; emergency colors prohibited
HB2247 P provisional community colleges; organization; enrollment
HB2249 P JTEDs; funding; ninth graders
HB2251 C corporate tax credits; annual report
HB2272 C law enforcement officers; firearm purchase
HB2273 C DUI; drug metabolites
HB2274 C emergency and military affairs omnibus See Vote
HB2320 C firearms; permit holders; public places
HB2323 C Arizona job finance bonds
  (NOW: industrial development authority; projects
HB2324 C intergovernmental agreements; public agency indemnification
HB2333 C tax credit; research activity; refunds
HB2346 C medical marijuana; reimbursement; no requirement
HB2348 C contractor licensure requirements See Vote
HB2358 P* TPT; exemption; crop dusters See Vote
HB2359 P* liquor licenses; aggrieved parties; hearing
HB2360 P* liquor licenses; stores; proximity; exception
HB2361 P* assured water supply; alternative certificate
HB2362 P* department of liquor licenses; continuation
HB2377 C law enforcement merit system; determinations See Vote
HB2393 P water settlement act; replenishment formula
HB2394 P air quality; agricultural management practices
HB2395 P weights and measures; biofuels
HB2396 P wildlife; guides; firearms
HB2413 C internet representations; civil damages
HB2426 C additional classroom time for kindergartners.
HB2431 C uniform firearms transfer compact
HB2432 C Arizona first responders' day
HB2482 C student loan bonds See Vote
HB2484 P* income; licensing; patents; repeal
HB2485 P* tax lien foreclosures; subdivisions; exemption
HB2490 P sexually violent persons; reimbursement; repeal
HB2509 C aggravated assault; firearms
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2553 C human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
HB2557 C codes; adoption by reference; copies See Vote
HB2558 C municipalities; property sale threshold; election
HB2575 C declaration of disaster; military installations.
HB2578 C real property; purchaser dwelling actions
HB2592 C justice of the peace; residency
HB2593 P conservation districts; legal representation.
HB2617 C regulatory relief tax credit
  (NOW: counties; municipalities; budgets
See Vote
HB2621 P* multimedia film production tax incentives
HB2632 C dog tethering
  (NOW: unlawful dog tethering
HB2642 P* provisional community colleges; workforce development
HB2658 C federal lands; transfer; study committee See Vote
HB2659 C study committee; unmanned aerial vehicles
HB2660 C domestic water improvement districts; directors
HB2661 C multi-county water districts; storage tax
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCM2005 P federal lands; devolution to Arizona
HCR2001 C constitutional amendments; sixty percent approval
HCR2002 C judicial elections; sixty percent
HCR2008 C Arizona veterans hall of fame
HCR2012 P* legislature; sixty house districts
HCR2028 C civilian conservation corps; recognition
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
HR2005 C death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1068 C additional classroom time for kindergartners
SB1071 C tax lien deeds; aggregate fees
SB1072 C local planning; residential housing; prohibitions
SB1078 C office of pest management
SB1079 C solid waste collection; multifamily housing
SB1117 C online instruction; state-approved charter authorizers
SB1136 C nursing facility assessment; continuation
SB1166 C health care insurance; utilization review
SB1183 C improvement districts; enhanced municipal services
SB1291 C firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1318 C abortion; health care exchange; licensure
SB1432 C hotel employees; room access; backgrounds
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SB1444 C contact lens pricing; antitrust violation
SB1466 C livestock loss board; compensation fund
SCR1010 C Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1012 C primary freight network; supporting ADOT
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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