Bolick, Shawnna

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
District:
2
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(602) 842-1912
Age:
49
Occupation:
Researcher
Education:
B.S. policy studies at Syracuse University; all graduate coursework completed M.P.P. at American University
Family:
I have been married nearly 24 years to my loving husband, Clint. We have two children together, Ryne and Kali.
Religion:
Catholic
Biographical Info:

The Honorable Shawnna LM Bolick is a wife, mother and a long-time education advocate. Bolick has happily served in many voluntary advisory roles over the years.

In 2015, Bolick was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey and confirmed by the State Senate to serve on Arizona’s Early Childhood Education and Health Board. With her strong interest in our state’s academic standards, she is also a past member to the Arizona State Board of Education’s Academic Standards Development Committee as a public high school parent. In 2021, with her work on criminal justice reform and strong interest in our youth, Governor Ducey appointed Bolick to the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission as a member from the legislature.

In 2018, Shawnna was elected her first term to serve in the Arizona House of Representatives and then, re-elected in 2020. Shawnna was appointed in July 2023 to serve the remainder of Senator Steve Kaiser’s legislative term in Legislative District 2.

Bolick had a successful legislative portfolio in her four years as a representative, including
Sponsored a grant program to anti-trafficking organizations who help survivors of human trafficking.
Sponsored a bill to allow timeshare buyers a 14-day period from first use (instead of the current 7-day period) to opt-put of their contract and receive a 90% refund. This passed and Governor Ducey signed it into law.
Chaired a Study Committee on Special Education Funding Weights and Gifted Pupils during the interim.
Served on a House Ad Hoc Committee on Earned Release Credits for Prisoners.
Served on a Joint Ad hoc Committee on Statewide Emergency Communications.
Appointed to the Governor’s Justice for Victims of Child Sex Abuse Task Force.
Sponsored a bill to ban the practice of funeral directors who were taking over the deceased’s estate and charging the family exorbitant burial fees. It was signed into law by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a consumer protection bill for Arizona car dealers to require the disclosure of document fees in the price of the vehicle, increasing transparency for consumers. This bill was signed into law by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored Matthew’s Law helping to keep families access to a loved ones’ pets after their passing. I worked with state officials to introduce a bill permitting landlords to remove pets from a property a day after death or incapacitation and release that pet to a loved one or shelter. Governor Ducey signed this bill into law.
Sponsored a bill to give victims of human and sex trafficking the right to take civil action and address the host of related physical and mental damages that occur as a result of being trafficked. Previously they were only permitted to take criminal action. This bill was signed by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a bill to protect Arizonans from “doxing.” Doxing is the online posting of harassment or personally identifying information to encourage harassment has plagued several Arizona citizens. This bill was signed by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a bill requiring private companies to alert the Director of Arizona’s Department of Homeland Security when a data breach had occurred affecting more than 1,000 individuals. These companies were already required in statute to alert the Attorney General. This bill was signed into law by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a bill to address medical freedom and parental rights issues reaffirming that parents remain the sole health care decision makers over their minor children. This bill was signed into law by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a bill prohibiting a person serving a term of probation for a cruelty to animals’ violation and who has committed a new violation of cruelty to animals from possessing or having contact with any animal as a condition of release. This bill was signed into law by Governor Ducey.
Sponsored a bill to help domestic violence survivors extend their emergency orders of protection “to take measures for safety.” Governor Ducey signed it into law during 2022’s National Crime Victims Week.

Shawnna and her family reside in Phoenix, AZ with their three greyhounds.

Statement:

I believe we need to stop the incursion of the Biden Administration in its excessive overreach. I have honorably served my district at the Capitol. I’d rather be a successful legislator than a Monday morning quarterback.

Endorsements:

Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Policy Association, Greater Phoenix Chamber, Arizona Troopers Association

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
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
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