Shamp, Janae

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
B.S. Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology cum laude Arizona State University 2002; B.S. Nursing magna cum laude Grand Canyon University 2012
Biographical Info:

Arizona has been home for over 30+ years. As long as I have been able to choose my home, it’s been right here in The Great 48. I grew up in Gilbert when Gilbert was still a small town, rodeos were often and I never missed a Gilbert Day’s Parade! I’m a true Constitutional Conservative, happily married wife, bonus Mom & Nana, cowgirl, and a Registered Operating Room Nurse. Whether at the hospital or living the ranch life, my Christian beliefs and values shine through in everything I do. I believe in God, Family and Country above all else!


I frequently get asked why am I running for office. With all of the good things I get to be involved in on a daily basis, why would I voluntarily jump into a political campaign where the prize is getting beaten up by the press for the crime of holding conservative views? I would agree it is not for everyone, but if you’ve ever felt the calling to do a certain something, then you will understand what I feel. I think it’s the same way that some people join the military, or the Police Department, or the priesthood, or jump all in with a charity or good cause. I have paid attention to politics for a number of years, and if you spend much time around elected officials, you realize that they are very ordinary in most ways, really just the same as me or you or anyone else, they just happened to have run for office and got elected. But while I was on a trip in Washington DC and was touring our Capitol city, I ended up waiting for an elevator with a member of Congress, and I think she could tell from my gear that I was a Republican, as was she, and we struck up a conversation that lasted for a quite some time. Towards the end of that conversation, where I had made some passionate remarks about my concerns about the future of our country, she looked at me and said “You know, you should run for something. We need more people who care as much as you do.” When one of your friends tells you to run for something, it’s flattering and cute but you don’t take it seriously. When a member of Congress tells you that you should run for something, it lands differently, because this is someone who has done it successfully.


AZ Free Enterprise Club


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
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. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams. O* Vehemently oppose!!!
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O* Vehemently oppose!!!
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S* 100%
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. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* Or getting rid of it completely!
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S