|Preceded by Meg Burton Cahill|
Residence Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Succeeded by Ed Ableser
Children Elliot, Sydney
Party Democratic Party
Role Elected official
Political party Democratic
Name David Schapira
|Preceded by Laura Knaperek, Meg Burton Cahill|
Born February 17, 1980 (age 35) Mesa, Arizona, U.S. (1980-02-17)
Education George Washington University
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David Schapira (born February 17, 1980) is the Assistant Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology, and served from 2007–2013 in the Arizona Legislature, representing District 17 and served as Senate Minority Leader. In 2010, he was elected to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. In 2014, he was elected to the Tempe City Council where he currently serves.
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- Rep david schapira
- Early life education and career
- Arizona legislature
- 2012 congressional campaign
- Superintendent campaign
Rep david schapira
Early life, education, and career
Schapira is a third-generation Arizonan who was born in Mesa, Arizona. He later moved to Tempe and then Phoenix, where he attended North Canyon High School after which he attended George Washington University, earning a degree in political science. He returned to North Canyon High School to teach after college. Additionally, he has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University. He is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Schapira first entered the Arizona Legislature in 2006 as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 17th district. He served two terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2010. As a freshman Senator, he was selected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Minority Leader.
He served on the Appropriations Committee for his first five years in office and on the Education Committee all six years. He was the Education Committee's ranking member for his two terms in the House and Senate, respectively. He also served on the Banking and Insurance Committee during his final year in office.
2012 congressional campaign
On August 28, 2012, Schapira lost a race for the Democratic nomination to Congress in the newly created 9th district, placing second in the three-way primary, losing to Kyrsten Sinema.
Schapira is a potential candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction