Enrique Pearce, a well-known local campaign consultant, was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, the San Francisco Examiner reports.
Pearce is a lawyer and political consultant who runs Left Coast Communications. According to the Examiner, he has worked on campaigns for Supervisor Jane Kim, led the “Run Ed Run” campaign to persuade Ed Lee to run for election in 2011, and is registered as a campaign consultant for Lee's current re-election campaign. Per the Examiner:
“'Mayor Lee is profoundly shocked. These are deeply disturbing and serious charges, and he trusts law enforcement to fully investigate and prosecute, if true. The Mayor has also directed his campaign to terminate all ties with Mr. Pearce and his firm, effective immediately,” said Tony Winnicker, Senior Advisor to the mayor.”