Statement by Phoenix Law Enforcement Association:
"Since SB1070, Phoenix has experienced a 30-year low crime rate. 600 police vacancies, budget cuts, and old policing strategies didn’t bring about these falling crime rates. SB1070 did. When hard-working rank-and-file Phoenix Police Officers were given access to the tool of SB1070, the deterrence factor this legislation brought about was clearly instrumental in our unprecedented drop in crime. And all of this without a single civil rights, racial profiling, or biased policing complaint. To ignore the positive impact of SB1070 in the City of Phoenix is to ignore the huge elephant in the middle of the room."
May I speak from the heart and say thank you to my family, friends and fellow Patriots: I love this Republic with all my heart. I love our Founding Principles and I have always honored my Oath of Office to defend the Constitution and the Laws of this State and Nation. I am sorry for the mis-information that has taken front and center in this race and perpetuated by the media. I have been honest in all of my dealings in my personal life, my political life and my professional life. I will continue to stand for what I know to be true, to defend the Constitution, the laws of this land and the moral values I hold dear and to defend these truths and values without apology.
I know good people can honestly disagree, but that is not what is going on in this election brought to us by community organizers that have no respect for our laws, the proper election process and the electorate of LD18 or this nation.
This election is not just about the record I am proud to stand on, it is an effort to assault my character, get national attention to deter others from standing up for the rule of law. It saddens me and it has been going on for several years as we have had tremendous success in protecting the unborn, protecting traditional marriage, returning to a smaller more efficient government, trimming down entitlement programs, eliminating Affirmative Action, pushing for Parental Bill of Rights, School Choice, stopping the abuse of government on abusing the eminent domain process on private property rights, reducing taxes, reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and taking on the federal government in pushing States Rights (and winning) and demanding our Borders be secure and our laws be enforced, such as SB1070 and employer sanctions which has brought big money against me by unions and the Profits over Patriotism crowd that want cheap labor at any cost and of course those that want cheap votes.
I have dedicated my entire life to public service, first as a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff and former Chief Deputy and was shot and critically wounded in the line of duty, then as your North Mesa Justice of the Peace, Director of the state Motor Vehicle Division and now as a member of the legislature.
I was born in Mesa, I have raised by children in Mesa, and now my Grandchildren. I share and promote the values of our my community: freedom, Parental rights, excelling schools, school choice, private property rights, protection of the unborn, traditional values, vibrant economic growth, job creation, balanced budget, safe neighborhoods, strong law enforcement and secure borders.
I am proud of my legislative record of limited government and living within our means and lower taxes, reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. As the President of the Senate I helped produce a Constitutionally balanced budget for the first time in years, no gimmicks, no new borrowing, no new debt. I have been named "Champion of the Taxpayer" by Americans for Prosperity and "Hero of the Taxpayer by the American Tax Reform Association. I was rated as the top legislator by the Goldwater Institute for stopping the encroachment of government upon liberty.
I continue to fight for the rule of law, education excellence and give parents the right to choose what is best for their children, because I believe Mom and Dad should decide what is best for their children, not a bureaucrat.
I have always kept every Promise I have ever made to my constituents, I have kept my Oath of Office and I have always kept my moral compass and fought for the Founding principles of this great Republic.
This "recall" election is about over turning the election of less than a year ago. It is the minority overturning the majority. It is about going around a process of a Primary and getting the support of your Party. It is a community organizer using this process and a willing Republican to unseat the Republican nominee and the duly elected Senator. They have refused to have a Democrat in the race and instead have endorsed the "Republican" who believes Mesa and Arizona are racist for enforcing our laws and ignoring the Constitutional Right of our Citizens to the protection of those who break our laws.
Some of the results of what we are doing in Arizona:
Phoenix has a 30 year low in crime, they credit SB1070
Mesa, also has a huge reduction in crime
Arizona's crime rate is 3X's lower than the national average
Arizona's prison population is declining for the first time in many yearsArizona's K-12 population has dropped 7% meaning hundreds of million in less tax dollar
Arizona was 49th in the nation during this deep recession, now in the top 6 in Economic recovery and job growth
Arizona is ranked one of the top states in the protection of the unborn
Arizona is #1 in school choice, giving parents the tools to choose what is best for their children
Arizona is #1 in 2nd Amendment Freedom
The elimination of Affirmitive Action in Arizona
THE LIST GOES ON.
"We, as elected officials, must have the courage and the fortitude to enforce, with compassion but without apology, those laws that protect the integrity of our borders and our rights of our lawful citizens." Senator Russell Pearce
“If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws” — Alexander Hamilton.
I am endorsed by:
• Every single "Conservative" elected official across Arizona.(including the Governor Brewer, Sheriff Joe, Sheriff Babeu, Attorney General Tom Horne, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal, Corporation Commission Chairman Gary Pierce, Treasure Doug Ducey, 18 of the 22 state Senate Republicans and almost all of the House Republicans, Congressman Trent Franks, Congressman David Schweikert, former Congressman Matt Salmon, Maricopa County Republican Leaders, State Chairman of the GOP and thousand of LD18 constituents.
• NFIB the largest group of business owners in Arizona
• APA, Arizona Police Association (23 agencies and 10,000 law enforcement officers)
• AzCOPS, 6,000 law enforcement and correctional officers across Arizona
• Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
• Highway Patrol Association
• Mesa Police Association
• Maricopa Deputies Law Enforcement Association
• Border Patrol Officers Association (3500 officers)
• Professional Firefightersof Arizona
• Citizens Defense League
• Right to Life
• Parents of Education (recipient of the Apple Award and legislator of the year for 2011)
• Arizona Realtors
• Arizona Home Builders
• Conservative organizations across Arizona and America
Sponsored Prop. 102, Arizona's Marriage Amendment to protect the sanctity of Marriage
Authored Prop. 107 in 2010 to eliminate Affirmative Action in Arizona (passed overwhelmingly by the voters)
I was the Author of SB1070 in 2010 (30 states modeling legislation after SB1070)
Author of HB2779; "Arizona's Legal Workers Act" to go after illegal employers and protect American jobs (just upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5 to 3 decision, a huge victory for States Rights).
Author of Prop. 200 in "04 a Citizens Initiative to stop voting fraud and welfare fraud, called Arizona's Citizens and Taxpayers Protection Act.
Author of Prop. 100 in 2006 to deny bail to illegal aliens who commit serious crimes (passed by 78% of voters)
Author of Prop. 103 making English the Official Language of Arizona (passed by 72% of voters)
Author of a Taxpayers Bill of Rights
Author of SB1108; "The Freedom to Carry Act", making Arizona the #1 state in the nation in 2nd Amendment Freedom
Thank you for your support
I will continue to defend this Republic and its Founding Principles at all cost. I promise.
God, Family and Country,
In Liberty Russell Pearce