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Candidates in Arizona recall election to debate

Mesa Republicans Jerry Lewis, Senate President Russell Pearce and Olivia Cortes (File photos)

The three candidates running in the Nov. 8 recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce are scheduled to debate late Thursday in Mesa.

The candidates besides Pearce are charter school executive Jerry Lewis and Motorola retiree Olivia Cortes.

The debate is sponsored by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

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