From the Border to the State Capitol: A conversation with Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes
- Open to the public
Join The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Transborder Studies and the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA) for a conversation with Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes.
In 2022, Adrian Fontes was elected as Arizona's 21st Secretary of State. Secretary Fontes is a proud Arizona native and ASU alum, 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.
Secretary Fontes is committed to preserving integrity in our elections, making voting easier for registered voters and ensuring that Arizona’s business community has a non-partisan partner in the Secretary’s office.
Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the program.