State Mine Inspector
State Mine Inspector Joe Hart is a 4th generation Arizonan and miner. As a businessman, legislator, and rancher, he brings experience to the State Mine Inspector's office. Joe grew up working in his family's mines. After high school, Joe went to work for the Duval Mining Corporation. During his 23 years with Duval, he learned every aspect of the mine's operations from driving a haulpak, working as a supervisor, to overseeing safety operations and procedures. As Mine Inspector, he has secured resources to close, fence and mark thousands of dangerous abandoned mines throughout Arizona. He worked to raise the standards for miner safety training and inspections. Joe is a staunch advocate for mine safety, reclamation, and integrity. Over the past 10 years, 5,217 mines have been inventoried and evaluated, 1,561 have been secured, and 452 mines have been permanently secured. There have been no fatal abandoned mines accidents since January 2008. Joe Hart is a proven leader and has delivered on his promises to make Arizona a safer place to live and recreate. Joe has been married to Rhonda for 50 years and they have 4 daughters, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Please vote Joe Hart for State Mine Inspector!
State Mine Inspector
Having grown up in Michigan and attended college there, William (Bill) Pierce started his engineering career with the Testing and Research Division of the Michigan Department of Transportation. One of his main duties was to supervise the mining and crushing of rock used in highway construction. He eventually joined a consulting engineering firm, allowing him to widen his scope to include all aspects of construction quality control, from raw materials testing to finished product. Relocating to Arizona in 1985, he specialized in large infrastructure projects, including highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and military bases. He also supervised an EPA leaching pad for the mining industry. Other mine-related activities include inspection and testing of construction materials at the source (crusher control). His certifications include: MSHA - Mine Safety & Health Administration OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration EPA - Erosion Control and Groundwater Protection NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety License