Gary Pierce

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Gary Pierce
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Arizona Corporation Commissioner
In office
2007 - Persent
Term ends
Years in position 7
Base salary$133,574
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalTerm-limited
Campaign $$443,471
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives
High schoolMesa High School
Associate'sMesa Community College
Bachelor'sArizona State University (1974)
Office website
Gary L. Pierce is a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Pierce, a Republican, was first elected to the Commission in 2006 and served as Chairman from 2010-2012.[1]


Pierce was born in Illinois and was raised in Mesa, Arizona.[2]

Pierce taught at Mesa’s Taft Elementary School, managed dealerships for four years in Sierra Vista, moved to Yuma and became a Honda and Nissan dealer, and owned a Shell Gas Station and Budget Rent-A-Car franchise.[2]


  • Mesa High School
  • Mesa Community College
  • 1974: Arizona State University, Bachelor's Degree in Education

Political career

Arizona Corporation Commission (2006-Present)

Pierce, a Republican, was first elected to the Commission in 2006 and selected as Chairman in 2010.[3]

Arizona House of Representatives (2001-2006)

Pierceserved in the Arizona House of Representatives from District 19 from 2001 to 2006.[2] In 2005 and 2006 he served as Majority Whip.[2]

Yuma County Board of Supervisors

Pierce was twice elected to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors.[2]



Pierce won re-election in the November 2010 election, winning the second of two seats.[4]

Arizona Corporation Commission, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic David Bradley 19% 563,645
     Democratic Jorge Luis Garcia 17.5% 519,926
     Green Theodore Gomez 1.4% 42,645
     Green Benjamin Pearcy 1.6% 47,121
     Libertarian Rick Fowlkes 3.2% 95,771
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Burns 29.1% 862,546
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Pierce 28.1% 833,541
Total Votes 2,965,195
Election Results Via: Arizona Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gary Pierce is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gary Pierce raised a total of $443,471 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5,2013.[5]

Gary Pierce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Arizona Corporation Commission Won $249,220
2006 Arizona Corporation Commission Won $119,325
2004 Arizona State House District 19 Won $32,957
2002 Arizona State House District 19 Won $41,969
Grand Total Raised $443,471

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Pierce has been married to his wife Sherry for 37 years and they have four sons, four daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona Chair of Public Service Commission
Succeeded by