Russell Pearce

Arizona State Senator, 18th District, Republican  

  • Gender

    Wife: LuAnne; 5 Children: Dodi, Sean, Colten, Justin, Joshua.

    Mesa, AZ

    Diploma, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1997
    Diploma, Advanced Executive Development, Arizona State University, 1993
    BA, Management, University of Phoenix, 1980
    Attended, Arizona Judicial College, Supreme Court of Arizona
    Attended, Motor Vehicle Legal and Law College
    Attended, Budget and Appropriations, University of Arizona.

    Director, Arizona Motor Vehicle Division, 1995
    Director, Governor's Office of Highway Safety, 1994
    Chief Deputy/Under Sheriff, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, 1970-1993
    Judge, North Mesa Justice Court, 1991-1992
    United States Army National Guard, 1965-1972.

    Senator, Arizona State Senate, 2008-present
    Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, 2001-present
    State Delegate, Republican Party, 1990s
    Convention Delegate, Republican Party, 1980s
    Precinct Committeeperson, State Executive Committee, Republican Party.

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Congressional Membership
    Chair, Motor Vehicle, Industry, Law Enforcement, Motor Advisory Carrier, 1998-1999
    Member, Safety Management Systems Committee, 1997-1999
    Board Member, Community Notification Committee on Sex Offenders, 1996-1999
    Member, Transportation Users Leadership National Alliance, 1996-1999
    Board Member, Technology Board, Region IV Vice President, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, 1995-1999
    Chair, Arizona Auto Theft Authority, 1995-1999
    Member, Multi-State Highway Transportation Association, 1995-1999
    Member, Community Notification Committee, 1993-1999
    Member, Arizona Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, 1991-1998
    Member, Driving Under the Influence Abatement Council, 1994
    National Board Member, National Association of Governor's Highway Safety Representative, 1994
    Advisory Member, Governor's Appointee, Office for Children, 1986
    Executive Committee, Juvenile Justice Reform.

    Member, Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plates, Incorporated, 1995-1999
    Executive Board Member, Mesa Senior Center Incorporated, 1991-1999
    Member, Arizona Auto Theft Investigators Association
    Member, Arizona Chiefs of Police Association
    Member, Arizona Police Olympics
    Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America
    Teacher, Church Sunday School
    Member, Fraternal Order of Police
    Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police
    Member, Justice of the Peace Association
    Little League Baseball
    Member, Maricopa County Deputies Association
    Member, National Sheriff's Association
    Pop Warner Football
    Member, Rotary Club.

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