Boggs, Shelli

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Superintendent
Political Affiliation:
(480) 258-2909
Moms For America Arizona State Liaison
University of Phoenix, graduated 2007. Education certified to teach secondary Education with an emphasis on Business/Marketing, Industrial Technology.
Shelli is the proud grandmother of seven.
Biographical Info:

Shelli Boggs is a proud Arizona mom, grandmother, teacher, and education leader who got started in Arizona politics when she saw firsthand the decline in education quality and the invasion of radical politics into the classroom.

Shelli grew up in a Mesa family where she learned the values of hard work, a good education, personal accountability, and never quitting. As a teenager, those values manifested themselves into an Arizona State Softball Championship that she won side by side with her father who coached the team, and earned herself a spot in the Mesa Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2018, after years of working as a teacher, Shelli was compelled to run for the Governing Board of the East Valley Institute of Technology when she saw that politics and corruption were causing serious problems that negatively impacted the students she was trying to put in the best position to succeed in life.

Shelli brought her winning attitude and work ethic to the campaign trail and made the commitment to clean out the corruption at EVIT, remove the politics and activists from classrooms, expand career and educational opportunities for students, expand business partnerships with EVIT, cut wasteful spending, and NOT raise taxes with budget overrides and bond elections.

Shelli won in 2018 and quickly became Board Vice President and then Board President, where she has kept her promises and delivered results that have made EVIT the gold standard for Career and Technical Education in Arizona.

Under Shelli’s leadership, EVIT has seen enrollment double, administration costs decrease, radical politics and activism removed from classrooms, and more dollars going directly towards student success WITHOUT raising taxes.

In addition, Shelli spearheaded the effort to secure funding to build a transitional living facility for foster children who were getting aged out of the system and needed somewhere to live so they could finish their education and get qualified with a skillset to enter the workforce.

Shelli also led EVIT to start the first surgical tech program in the school’s history, expanding EVIT into medical studies for students.

With the current state of education, Shelli feels it is necessary now more than ever to get involved and make a stand for our children and grandchildren. With dropping standards, radical politics in classrooms, and a lack of accountability in education leadership, she is committed to bringing her experience, record of success, and proven leadership to the office of Maricopa County School Superintendent.

Shelli will ensure that the school children of Maricopa County get the education they need to succeed in life, politics are removed from classrooms, parental rights are defended, fiscal accountability is restored, school board vacancies are filled with responsible leaders, and that good teachers are being supported.


With the rise of politics in our classrooms and schools, it has become more important than ever to amplify the voice of our parents and defend their rights to raise their children.

I believe that it is the responsibility of parents to teach their children the morals and principles they believe are best and that it is the responsibility of the education system to teach our children the academic skills necessary to couple with those morals and principles to succeed in life.

I will always be an advocate for Maricopa County parents and make sure that the radical politics infesting our education system are opposed and rooted out of our educational system.

The war between traditional public schools and alternative schools must stop. Our children and their academic success must always come first.

We must also accept that the “one size fits all” approach to education will not work because every child learns differently and has different needs.

As Maricopa County School Superintendent, I will dedicate myself to supporting all our schools and hold them to the highest standard to ensure every student in the county gets the best education so they can meet the challenges in their lives successfully and with confidence they’ve earned.

No parent should be made to feel bad for making the best choices for their child and putting them into a different school that works best for them.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing benefits and services such as free housing to undocumented migrants at taxpayer expense. −* We are not permitted by law to deny public education to undocumented migrants.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* The war between traditional public schools and alternative schools must stop. Our children and their academic success must always come first. With the rise of politics in our classrooms and schools, it has become more important than ever to amplify the voice of our parents and defend their rights to raise their children and protect their choice of schooling for their children. Educational freedom
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. O
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. −* Parental right are just that, parental rights. What I oppose is allowing this to come into our schools. I do not support schools having the authority over the parent to provide these services.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S