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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  T.J. Shope

T.J. Shope

District 8

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 338
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 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. 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 Vice President for the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance.

Shope was recently elected in the newly drafted Legislative District 8 as one of the two members of the Arizona House of Representatives. He credits his election to the grassroots work of his volunteers and his family’s long time roots in community service and business in the Coolidge, Florence, and Gila River Indian Community areas.

Shope is the proud son of Coolidge Mayor Tom Shope and Luz Shope and he helps them run 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
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Commerce Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2074 P expedited foster home approval
  (NOW: licensing; foster homes
See Vote
HB2075 P school boards; vacancies; board appointment
HB2076 C separating service members; licensure
  (NOW: military applicants; license requirements
HB2136 C firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2196 C promotion certificates; 8th grade
HB2200 C county fire department; authorization
HB2204 C law enforcement; surviving spouse; insurance
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2234 C firearm; definition
HB2258 C mobile home parks; landscape maintenance
HB2259 C vocational rehabilitation; prosthetic appliances; orthodontics
  (NOW: orthodontic devices; transaction privilege tax
HB2281 C foreclosure; tenant notification See Vote
HB2284 C schools; pledge of allegiance; requirement
HB2286 C candidates; change in party affiliation
HB2287 C legislative vacancies; election; precinct committeemen
HB2292 C photo radar citations; service times
HB2346 C rural electric cooperatives; valuation
  (NOW: valuation; rural electric cooperatives
HB2348 C foster home licensure; immunizations.
HB2358 C insurance; licensees; continuing education requirements See Vote
HB2388 C law enforcement; protective armor; costs
HB2393 C state agencies; licensure; time frames
HB2421 C identifying information; peace officers; spouses
HB2438 C paycheck deductions; public employers
HB2439 C income tax brackets; inflation index
HB2455 C unclaimed property; firearms; disposition
HB2456 C revenue allocation districts
HB2461 C fireworks; NFPA; 2013 code; adoption
HB2467 P constitutional oath; high school graduation
HB2470 C veterans; job opportunities; award
HB2471 P CDL holders; defensive driving school
HB2473 C food vendors; state certification
HB2477 C photo radar on state highways See Vote
HB2479 C personal property depreciation
HB2481 C permissible consumer fireworks; penalty
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2485 C health and safety audit privilege See Vote
HB2487 P housing development area; declaration; repeal
HB2514 C economic recapture districts
HB2523 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2531 C income tax; instant depreciation See Vote
HB2557 C schools; CPR instruction.
HB2563 C teacher preparation programs; common core
HB2569 C child prostitution; sentencing
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2581 C overrides; RCL; kindergarten pupils
HB2594 C local transportation assistance fund; restoration
HB2608 C EORP; closure; defined contribution See Vote
HB2611 C school district superintendent contracts; renegotiation
HB2621 C fund; state parks; roads; fee
HB2657 C transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2003 P* copper mining; support
HCM2004 C veterans' home; tribal lands
HCM2005 C federal government; fiscal responsibility
HCM2008 C PFC Servin; medal of honor
HCR2010 C elections; political party designation; nomination
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
SB1251 C irrigation districts; audit requirements
SB1443 C marijuana; postsecondary education; medical research
SB1453 C witness testimony; qualified immunity
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SB1464 C mining advisory council; membership
SB1465 C solid waste facilities; general permit
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 C death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


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