Russell Pearce's Ethically-Challenged Bro Lester Pearce Files Exploratory Committee for Supervisor Run

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Dennis Gilman
Judge Lester Pearce, looking to be a county supervisor

As unsophisticated, marble-mouthed and ham-fisted former state Senate President Russell Pearce is as a politician, his brother, Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce, makes him look like Jack Kennedy by comparison.

You may recall that Judge Pearce was linked to the Tea Party plot to put sham candidate Olivia Cortes on the recall ballot last year, so as to dilute the vote in favor of Senator Pearce.

The plot failed, of course, exposed both by the media and the pro-bono legal efforts of Chandler lawyer Tom Ryan. And Pearce's main rival, current state Senator Jerry Lewis, prevailed.

Now Judge Pearce wants to run for Maricopa County Supervisor in District Two, the seat held by Don Stapley, who has thrown his helmet in the proverbial ring to be the 2012 GOP nominee for the newly formed Ninth Congressional District

See, Judge Pearce recently filed paperwork for an exploratory committee with the county. This for a possible supervisor run.

But Pearce comes with a lot of ethical baggage. As I revealed in a series of blog items during the recall campaign, Pearce actively campaigned for his brother in direct violation of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct, which proscribes judges from working for or endorsing any candidacy save their own.

There is no exception in the code for family members. 

Indeed, the code specifically states that,

"Although members of the families of judges and judicial candidates are free to engage in their own political activity, there is no 'family exception' to the prohibition . . . against a judge or candidate publicly endorsing candidates for public office."

And yet Judge Pearce apparently violated this rule. Not only was he present at various public events in support of his brother as the latter campaigned, he openly stumped for his sibling at an infamous Legislative District 19 meeting of Republicans held on September 15, 2011.

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Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

 Yes, both Pearce brothers are quite a piece of work.  Both need to never see the sun shine on another political appointment of any kind.

Jango
Jango

 And his son is a meth addict and is now in prison.

Tina
Tina

Are you certain that's Lester's son?  What's his name?

Eli Love
Eli Love

 jim bob billy joe buck.

Slowrollingoutlaw
Slowrollingoutlaw

Thats weird I was a crank snorter for years and I raised 3 good kids. funny how that worked out for me.

Slowrollinoutlaw
Slowrollinoutlaw

 Its cause they didnt want anything to do with drugs after being raised by me. reverse psychology.

Disco sucks
Disco sucks

Thats sounds like he did some good parenting while raising his son. lol

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

They are both alike, two peas in a pod.

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

no but hes got a daughter who helped Uncle Russ get signatures for Cortes...not to say shes bad, but if she knowingly did something illegal like help a sham candidate get on the ballot to help Russ, then shes certainly no angel. 

Eli Love
Eli Love

All Americans have kids or kinfolk like that they just dont like to admit it even after they are caught and busted. 

Eli Love
Eli Love

Same Hillbilly DNA gene pool kinfolk.

Tina
Tina

No, not to my knowledge.  We certainly would have known about anything like that (relating to Lester's wife or kids) by now. Since this article is fundamentally about Lester's own actions with regard to his violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct (loyalty to brother over compliance with civil law) let's not confuse the type of wrongdoing by each brother.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Correct, I was referring to Russell's son Joshua.  Does Brother Lester have a drug addicted kid who beats his wife and kids in prison too?

Tina
Tina

That's Russell Pearce's son, not Lester Pearce's son.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Yeah, in addition his other history of domestic violence, this son of Pearce's also sent his 9 day old baby girl to the hospital with a fractured skull, a crime for which he still has not been charged!

It seems Daddy Pearce's has got some well placed friends...

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