Gary Pierce

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Gary Pierce
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Arizona Corporation Commissioner
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - 2015
Base salary$133,574
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNA
Campaign $$443,471
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives
High schoolMesa High School
AssociateMesa Community College
Bachelor'sArizona State University (1974)
Office website
Gary L. Pierce is a former member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Pierce, a Republican, was first elected to the Commission in 2006 and served as Chairman from 2010 to 2012.[1] He was barred by term limits from running for a re-election in 2014.


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 (2007-2015)

Pierce, a Republican, was first elected to the Commission in 2006 and became 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