Maricopa County, AZ
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is a husband, father of three and an Arizona native. Adrian’s belief in the protection of rights and liberties of others led him to active duty in the United States Marine Corps. After his discharge, Adrian graduated with honors from Arizona State University and earned his law degree at the University of Denver. Adrian’s legal career began prosecuting crimes and led to his own practice.
In 2016, when long lines and voter disenfranchisement in Maricopa County made national headlines, Adrian put aside a successful legal career and ran for County Recorder. He defeated a 28-year incumbent and has since modernized the Recorder’s office, making it more efficient, accountable and transparent. Focusing on the voters’ experience and ensuring the security of the vote, Adrian is committed to working to make sure that every Maricopa County citizen who is eligible to vote is able to vote. Whether at voters’ kitchen tables completing their early ballot or on Election Day, Adrian continues to protect democracy fighting for our Constitutional rights.