+ − Contact Information
Email Address: /emailmember.asp?member_id=36&legislature=52&session_id=115
Phone: (602) 926-3012
Fax: (602) 417-3123
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
+ − Biography
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.