Charter school executive Jerry Lewis announces his candidacy for the Arizona State Senate District 18 seat Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. Lewis is seeking the seat currently held by Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's SB1070 immigration bill and other border related bills. Pearce is facing a voter recall in a November 8, 2011 election. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Jerry Lewis files petitions Aug. 18, 2011, to qualify for the ballot in Legislative District 18 in Mesa. He is challenging state Senate President Russell Pearce in the first statewide recall of an Arizona elected official.