Mon, Feb 27|
On the Front Lines of Democracy: Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes
Co-Sponsored by The Center for an Independent & Sustainable Democracy at ASU and Save Democracy AZ Open Primaries is thrilled to welcome AZ Secretary of State Adrian Fontes to our next Virtual Discussion.
Time & Location
Feb 27, 2023, 1:00 PM
About the event
Newly-elected SOS, Adrian Fontes is on the front lines of so many of the core issues of the democracy movement: election integrity and denialism, the de-partisanization of the election process, the exclusion of independents, the rise of Latino voters–the list goes on! Secretary Fontes has been a “people power” champion for years and has his finger on the pulse of American politics-where we are, and where we should be going. Featuring: Arizona Secretary of State, Adrian Fontes Hosted by: John Opdycke and Danny Ortega Co-Sponsored by The Center for an Independent & Sustainable Democracy at ASU and Save Democracy AZ Bio: In 2022, Adrian Fontes was elected as Arizona's 21st Secretary of State. Secretary Fontes is a proud Arizona native, an honorable veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and the father of three daughters, who has spent a lifetime fighting for justice and defending our Democracy. Secretary Fontes 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 graduating from law school, Secretary Fontes spent his career advocating for justice and fighting for those who are disadvantaged — first as a prosecutor with the Denver District Attorney and then at the Maricopa County Attorney’s office. He later led the International Prosecution Unit at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. He practiced law for 15 years before running for office in 2016 when he was elected Maricopa County Recorder.