Thomas “TJ” Shope, House District 8
Thomas “T.J.” Shope Is the President of the Coolidge Unified School District Governing Board and has been a legislator in the State House since 2013. He is determined to solve the funding inequities between high and low-wealth schools, as well as close the achievement gap among schools in different socioeconomic levels. He wants to broaden the tax base to make Arizona a destination point for businesses. That way, additional dollars for education can be spent where they are needed most. Stand endorsed Rep. Shope in 2014 and is proud to endorse him again.