Recalled State Sen. Russell Pearce, SB 1070 Architect, Elected To Arizona GOP Leadership Position

Three months after Russell Pearce’s fall from grace, the Arizona Republican Party elevated the former state senator and architect of the state’s anti-immigrant law to become their new second-in-command. Last November, Pearce, who gained infamy for pushing Arizona’s SB 1070 law, was recalled from his seat and replaced by fellow Republican Jerry Lewis. Now, in addition to his role as president of a group that advocates for similar anti-immigrant legislation, Bar Amnesty Now, Pearce will also serve as first vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.