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David Schapira's Biography

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Full Name:

David Schapira




Wife: Rosemary; 2 Children: Elliot, Sydney

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Birth Place:

Mesa, AZ

Home City:

Tempe, AZ



Attending, Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University, 2016-present

MEd, Arizona State University, 2013-2015

BA, Political Science, George Washington University, 1999-2001

Attended, Political Science, Northern Arizona University, 1998-1999

Council Member, City of Tempe, Arizona, 2015-2018

Senator, Arizona State Senate, 2010-2012

Minority Leader, Arizona State Senate, 2011-2012

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 9, 2012

Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, 2006-2010

Education Consultant, East Valley Institute of Technology, 2017-present

Owner, Democracy Online Campaigns, present


Former Aide, Senator Tom Daschle, United States Senate

Manager, Terry Goddard for Attorney General Campaign

Professor, Arizona State University, 2013-2017

Assistant Superintendent, East Valley Institute of Technology, 2013-2017

Consultant, Adult Education, East Valley Institute of Technology, 2013-2014

Faculty Associate, Political Science, Arizona State University, 2007-2011

Volunteer/Staff, American Cancer Society

Member, Key Club

Member, Kiwanis Youth Group

Governing Board Member, Tempe Union High School District, 2011-2015

Vice President, Political Programs, Leadership for Educational Equity, 2011-2012


Arizona Legislator of the Year, American Cancer Society;
Public Service Award, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
Arizona Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving;
Legislator of the Year, Arizona Students' Association;
Tech 10 Legislator, Arizona Technology Council;
Lawmaker Who Made a Difference, The Arizona Republic;
Emerging Leader Worth Watching, The Arizona Republic;
Tempe's Exemplary People, The Arizona Republic