1. The mine inspector’s office is out of compliance with federal laws
2. Bill Pierce is the most experienced candidate to ensure the office fulfills its duties of protecting the health, life and safety of miners and the general public
Arizona is the only state in the nation where mine inspector is a partisan, elected position, versus one where a candidate is appointed based on their merit and experience. The mine inspector is an enforcement role that ensures mine operations comply with the law, inform the public on mine safety, and secure abandoned mines. When considering who to vote for, Arizonans should look at the resume of the candidates, scrutinizing their experience and qualifications, just as those who conduct interviews for these positions in other states do.
Bill Pierce is an engineer with certifications from the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) subsurface and confined spaces endorsements. He is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a Nuclear Regulatory Officer and is trained in erosion control and groundwater protection by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has been working in and around mines for more than 40 years.
After surviving a work-related fall in a mine in 1985, Pierce became a tireless advocate for safety. “No one should experience an injury like I did. The best way to protect our miners, environment, and taxpayers is by ensuring mines are operated safely.”
Paid for by Pierce for Mine Inspector, Authorized by William "Bill" Pierce