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Senate Republicans Send Condolences on the Loss of Dedicated Public Servant Russell Pearce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 5, 2022


Senate Republicans Send Condolences on the Loss of

Dedicated Public Servant Russell Pearce


PHOENIX, ARIZONA— Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce. Pearce passed away today at his home in Mesa the age of 75 after falling ill earlier in the week.


Pearce was a fierce advocate for the safety of all Arizona citizens and worked tirelessly to protect our residents from dangerous criminals, first serving in law enforcement with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for more than two decades. He later went on to serve with the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles and was eventually elected to the Legislature. He served in the Arizona State Senate from 2006 to 2011, becoming Senate President during his final year in office.


Pearce was a God-fearing man and loved his country with all his heart. He was an ardent champion for secure borders and gave his all when it came to preventing the violence associated with dangerous cartel encroaching into our communities. He was passionate about public safety and had a fiery approach when it came to conservative causes, like limited government. He leaves a memorable legacy behind, and Arizona is a better place because of him.


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For more information, contact:

Kim Quintero

Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

kquintero@azleg.gov

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