Judge Pearson named Politician of the Year

Human Services Network recognizes one elected official a year

Judge Pearson named Politician of the Year by Human Services NetworkReno, Nevada. Jan. 04, 2016. Judge Scott Pearson has been named Politician of the Year by the Human Services Network of Northern Nevada. The award recognizes one elected official a year for their humanitarian work in the community.  Past winners include Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Bill Raggio and Judge Peter Breen.

Judge Pearson is involved in a wide variety of humanitarian programs in Washoe County.  At the Reno Justice Court, Judge Pearson presides over seven specialty court dockets. These dockets offer rehabilitation to various groups of defendants including young heroin addicts and those involved in prostitution.

Judge Pearson also volunteers for several school programs, including We the People, Mock Trial, Kids Court and the Gifted and Talented Internship program. 

In his free time, Judge Pearson sits on multiple non-profit boards and chairs a Rotary Scholarship program for students that have overcome great hardship.  Judge Pearson has also coached more than 20 youth sports teams in the past decade.

"I was raised in Reno and benefited from many selfless acts of kindness over the years.  I know the profound impact they can have and I am honored to be in a position now to help others in our community," said Judge Pearson. 

An awards breakfast honoring the winners in each category will be held Jan. 14, 2016, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort.  Tickets to the 27th Annual Human Services Awards can be purchased through their website, Human Services Network.