Statement by President Pearce on Ethics Committee Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2011
CONTACT: Mike Philipsen

“Today I received a letter from the Senate Rules Attorney (attached), informing me that three members of the Ethics Committee were recusing themselves from the Committee while the panel considers an ethics complaint filed against the three on September 20, 2011. The letter also explains that under Senate Ethics Committee Rule 17, as President of the Senate, I have no choice: I am required to temporarily replace the three members.

Therefore, I am announcing the appointments of Senator Linda Gray, Senator Robert Meza and Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. to the Senate Ethics Committee. Committee member Senator Andy Biggs will serve as Ethics Committee Chair while the three members are temporarily replaced. Senator Biggs is leaving early Friday morning for a commitment at Harvard University. When he returns on Monday he will meet with staff attorneys on this matter.”


  1. If Mr. Pearce wants to talk about ethics, I suggest he start talking about Oliva Cortes and why his supporters and family members are actively planting her in the LD18 election.

  2. Double Decaf Latte says

    Ya think?

    Try finding three Republican members who haven’t endorsed Pearce in the recall election. I thunk out of fear of retaliation they would have to recuse themselves. Just saying! Double D

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