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Recalled Senate President Pearce lands county job

Former Sen. Russell Pearce (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Former Sen. Russell Pearce (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has been offered a job with the Maricopa County Treasurer’s office.

Pearce says he’s been offered a job overseeing human resources, legislative outreach, budget and senior citizen outreach. He says he’s not sure if he’ll take the position.

Treasurer Charles “Hos” Hoskins says he offered Pearce the $85,000 a year job because he has the experience to jump-start a program to help low-income seniors with their taxes. Pearce can’t start right away, so Hoskins says it’s unclear if he’ll actually be hired.

Pearce became the first Arizona legislator ever recalled when he was ousted in 2011 after the Republican sponsored Senate Bill 1070 cracking down on illegal immigration.

Pearce previously ran the state Motor Vehicle Division and was a chief deputy Maricopa County sheriff.

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One comment

  1. There are some things that will never be understood. Russell Pearce and others like him, were ousted by voters for not just immigration, but for other integrity issues important to voters. Now, here goes Maricopa County Treasurer, using taxpayer dollars to hire a person with low integrity and lack of credibility with voters. I do not get it. There are certainly more candidates out there with less “baggage” that would be credible in the eyes of the electorate. County Treasurer Hoskins all you need to do is look! Pearce already has enough taxpayer pensions without adding another one! Is it called double dipping?

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