WHO IS ADRIAN FONTES?
Adrian is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served on active duty from 1992 to 1996, and was nominated for a meritorious commission.
His service to our country taught him the importance of dedication, discipline, and sacrifice to forcefully fight for the American dream. After leaving active duty, Adrian received his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University before continuing on to the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.
Since graduating from law school, Adrian has spent his career advocating for justice and fighting for those who are disadvantaged, first as a prosecutor with the Denver District Attorney and then for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office and the Arizona Attorney General’s office before entering private practice
As County Recorder, he has worked to bring a renewed energy and vision to the office, with the goal of rebuilding public trust in the election system in Maricopa County. He has focused on the voters’ experience, accountability, and security. Adrian will continue to work to make sure that every Maricopa County citizen who is eligible to vote is able to vote, whether at their kitchen table completing their early ballot or at the booth on Election Day, and that all of their ballots are counted.
WHAT ADRIAN’S FIGHTING FOR
Adrian ran for Maricopa County Recorder to make sure votes get counted properly. And he feels personally responsible for fighting to protect and strengthen voting rights across the county and country.
Each and every day, Adrian is bringing a renewed energy, purpose, and vision to the office of County Recorder. He has refused to allow partisan bickering distract his office from the work they do for every single voter.
Voters, regardless of party, deserve to trust the electoral system in Maricopa County, and he fights every day to ensure their votes are protected and counted.
Adrian’s reforms have already led to:
A Voter Registration Policy that resulted in the registration of tens of thousands of previously denied voters
Securing of personal information by returning consumers’ information processing from unknown private contractors outside of the United States
Opening of 40 countywide Vote Centers that adhere to the Election Day model
Utilizing new technology, Adrian has doubled the lifetime of stored documents while slashing production costs by more than 95% per month
In 2018, the Recorder’s office actually counted every ballot,Â Adrian hired more than 800 Republican, Democratic, Independent, and other citizens to help with the post-election day processing of over 130,000 ballots
PROTECTING THE VOTE
In 2018, the Recorder’s office actually counted every ballot ? Adrian hired more than 800 Republican, Democratic, Independent, and other citizens to help with the post-election day processing of over 130,000 ballots
The Motivation to Run
Angry Arizona Voters Demand: Why Such Long Lines at Polling Sites?
MARCH 24, 2016 | NEW YORK TIMES
Voters set turnout records, leaving ballots uncounted after Election Day
NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | NBC 12
Every Vote Counted
Judge Refuses to Limit Arizona Vote Count in Razor Close U.S. Senate Race
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | ELECTIONTIME.COM
Fontes Protects Voters
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes stinks at rigging elections
NOVEMBER 10, 2018 | AZ CENTRAL
“Maybe all his office is trying to do is count the votes. All of the votes.”