State Press ASU
By Kevin Stone | KTAR
The Democrats have their first candidate in the race to become Arizona’s next secretary of state: former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.
Fontes, who lost his reelection bid in the state’s largest county last year, announced his intention to run for the statewide position in 2022 with a short Twitter video on Friday morning.
He referenced his experience, but not much else, in the simple 17-second clip.
“We’re at a major crossroads in our nation and in our state,” he said. “Arizona needs public officials who are going to be ready to do the job on day one.”