Wildman, Shawn Dell

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
1
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(928) 350-7373
Age:
61
Occupation:
Owner and Publisher of Coffee Gram for 21 years
Education:
High School Salutatorian, some College, Trade School and Teacher of our Home Schooled Children
Family:
Married 42 years to my husband with whom we have three adult children.
Religion:
Historical Christianity
Biographical Info:

Shawn Dell Wildman’s life in Phoenix began in 1981 soon after marrying her high school sweetheart and Arizona native, when she left her home state of Texas. Family connection inspired her family’s move to Yavapai County in 1994 where they continued homeschooling their children, hold a Federal Firearms License in support of the 2nd Amendment, and own/operate Coffee Gram, a local print publication in its 46th year of business.

Shawn Dell and her husband celebrate 42 years of marriage and their adult children whom are each thriving. She and her husband still enjoy working together at Coffee Gram, their small business of 20+ years providing community support to other small businesses through advertising and print work.

Shawn Dell Wildman was born and raised in Texas under the influence of her very patriotic parents. Her enlisted father and hard-working mother’s authentic love of country and cherishing of traditional American values formed the framework for her endearment of freedom’s special way of life which she grew to deeply value and understand has been unyieldingly won at the highest costs for we, her grateful recipients, to steward for the next generation.

Having attended private and public schools she continues to benefit from both opportunities. After graduating salutatorian from high school, Shawn Dell launched into college as the first female admitted to an all-male institution but the urgent need to serve a family member struggling with mental illness became her higher priority before this education opportunity was completed. She did soon learn, however, that attaining respectful effective support for the mentally ill while preserving their Constitutional rights is challenging.

Her Veteran dad taught Shawn Dell the value of protecting our Constitution for all Americans, even for those with whom we disagree about how they express their freedoms, for if the freedoms of any Americans are limited, soon the freedoms of all Americans would be eroded away from We the People.

Statement:

Our system is a representative form of government which functions best when the average American takes a turn serving by representing our community. My husband and I plan to retire soon from our business so this is great timing for for us. Delaying my retirement to take a turn at representing our friends, family and neighbors of Legislative District 1 as a Clean Elections candidate is an honor. In the simplest terms, I offer a principled uncompromising option at the polls for State Representative of Legislative District 1.

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* Having held a Federal Firearms License for several years, I continue to support this interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. 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* Having benefited personally by a private education as well as a public education, then having homeschooled my children, I have experienced the value of parents choice and responsibility for educating their children.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S* For clarification, I support enhancing penalties for the illegal sale and illegal possession of fentanyl.