Amish Shah vacates House seat to focus on Congress campaign

Amish Shah, an Arizona House of Representatives member resigned as State Rep. to pursue his congressional campaign

Dr Amit Shah resigned as member of Arizona House of Representatives to focus on his congressional campaign / (

Arizona State Rep. Amish Shah announced he had stepped down from his role as a member of the House of Representatives earlier this month in a post on X. 

Shah had the highest number of bills signed into law than any other Democrats in Arizona state legislature in over a decade. He resigned to pursue his Congressional campaign, which he announced in April 2023. 

“With mixed emotions, I resigned as your House Rep this week to pursue my Congressional campaign. Serving at the State Legislature was an incredible honor, offering diverse perspective. As a Congressional candidate, I am eager to bring our collective values to the national stage,” Shah wrote in a post on X. 

Speaking on the floor of the House for the last time, Shah said,  “Over the last five years, it has been an honor to serve in this place with all of you. I cherish the friendships and relationships I developed with each and every one of you… I will forever carry a little bit of your perspectives that you have given to me, and I will take it forward to wherever I end up later.”

The Arizona House Democrats thanked Shah for his service in a post on X. “Worth your time. @DrAmishShah bids a fond and thoughtful farewell to his House colleagues. Dr. Shah, who is running for Congress, resigned today after 5 years in office and a tremendous track record of bi-partisan legislation. Thank you for your service and leadership!”

Shah’s congressional campaign has been formally endorsed by 21 public servants in the U.S. including former Senators Robert Meza, Sean Bowie, Former Reps. Cesar Chavez, Aaron Lieberman, Lorenzo Sierra, and current office holders – Rep. Mae Peshlakai, Rep. Seth Blattman, Rep. Keith Seaman, Rep. Chris Mathis, and Rep. Stacy Travers among others. 

Who is Amish Shah? 

A physician, who works across Arizona as an ER doctor, Shah graduated from the University of Arizona’s Sports Medicine fellowship, a Division 1 college program featuring a wide breadth of sports coverage. 

He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine and treats adults and children across the state.  He became an Arizona House of Representatives member in 2019 and has served Central Phoenix and South Scottsdale. 

He has been the recipient of several awards for the quality of his service, including the Arizona Capitol Times’ Best Political Rising Star for two consecutive years, the Arizona Medical Association’s Distinguished Community Service Award, and the Humane Society’s Legislator of the Year. He is also the recipient of the 2022 Legislator of the Year/Women’s Health Champion Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.