|U.S. Representative from New Mexico's 2nd District|
From: January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009; January 3, 2011 -
Pearce was first elected to the House in 2002, however retired in 2008 after an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate. In 2010, Pearce was elected to his former seat, defeating incumbent Democrat Harry Teague. Pearce served on the House Homeland Security Committee and chaired the National Parks Subcommittee.