The Yavapai County chapter of the Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic (ConCR) will host former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce at their upcoming meeting, Saturday, April 24th, at 11 AM at the Bible Baptist Church in Chino, Valley. This is a new venue for ConCR which has outgrown its former meeting place at the VFW in Prescott, Valley. The new location will better accommodate ConCR’s growing membership as it continues to look for a more central location in the Quad City area.
Senator Pearce, who represented LD18 in the Arizona Senate from 2006 to 2011, gained national prominence as the sponsor of SB1070, widely regarded as the strongest anti-illegal immigration legislation in country. After passing the state legislature in 2010 and being signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, it was immediately challenged by the Obama administration. Although some key provisions were curtailed by the Supreme Court, much of SB1070 was upheld and remains in force today. The controversy over illegal immigration made Sen. Pearce a national figure. He continues to command large audiences across the country.
Although best known for his work on border security and immigration issues, Pearce has had a long and illustrious career in politics. He served as a Chief Deputy to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the 1990s before becoming Director of the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles. He is credited with the implementation of ServiceArizona.com, the online program for updating motor vehicle information that is still in use today. In 2000 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives where he served until moving to the State Senate from 2006 to 2011. He later served as Vice Chair of the State GOP and Deputy Chief of the Maricopa Treasurer’s Office. In 2003 Pearce was named “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. Although retired from elective office, he continues to be active in the Republican Party as a Precinct and State Committeeman and a prolific author of resolutions impacting the policies of the Republican party.
ConCR meets monthly. Members should note the change in venue for April’s meeting to the Bible Baptist Church in Chino Valley. Doors open at 11am with the meeting called to order at 11:15am. Recent speakers include Arizona Senate President, Karen Fann, State GOP Chair, Dr. Kelli Ward, Congressman Andy Biggs, and other prominent conservative figures and candidates for state and county office.
ConCR is a membership organization. However, the appearances of guest speakers of high public interest are open to the public. Admission is free but seating is limited. An RSVP is requested. ConCR President Jim Dutton advises that “all good conservatives looking for an organization that shares their values are invited to attend.”
The Bible Baptist Church is located at 3490 N. State Road 89, in Chino Valley. RSVPs should be addressed to email@example.com.