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T.J. Shope

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T.J. Shope
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Arizona House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCoolidge High School
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas "T.J." Shope, Jr. is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Shope studied at Central Arizona College and Arizona State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Shope served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Water and Lands
Commerce
Rural and Economic Development, Chair

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shope served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Carmen Casillas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Frank Pratt and T.J. Shope defeated Wayne Bachmann and Darla Dawald in the Republican primary. Pratt and Shope defeated Casillas in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives District 8, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Pratt Incumbent 36.4% 19,458
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas "TJ" Shope Incumbent 35.9% 19,198
     Democratic Carmen Casillas 27.7% 14,847
Total Votes 53,503


Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Pratt Incumbent 32.2% 5,992
Green check mark transparent.pngT.J. Shope Incumbent 29.9% 5,556
Darla Dawald 21.9% 4,081
Wayne Bachmann 16% 2,974
Total Votes 18,603

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shope won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 8. He and incumbent Frank Pratt won in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Pratt Incumbent 27.6% 24,195
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas "T.J." Shope 25.2% 22,102
     Democratic Ernest Bustamante 24.3% 21,258
     Democratic Emily Verdugo 22.9% 20,102
Total Votes 87,657

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shope is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Shope raised a total of $34,623 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[8]

T.J. Shope's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 8 Won $34,623
Grand Total Raised $34,623

2012

Shope won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shope raised a total of $34,623.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to T.J. Shope's campaign in 2012
Shope Jr, Thomas R$1,075
Shope, Luz$1,024
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,000
Shope Sr, Thomas R$969
Bnsf Railway$750
Total Raised in 2012$34,623
Source: Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
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Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
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2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

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