Adrian Fontes

May 27, 2023

Election denier Finchem penalized $40K, Lake off the hook

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Melissa Julian ordered Finchem to pay $40,565 in legal fees and costs to Adrian Fontes, the Democrat who defeated him in the November election.

May 22, 2023

Hobbs rejects 2 GOP election bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday vetoed two measures which directly relate to the issues now being raised as her election is being challenged.

Jan 31, 2023

Fontes seeks investigation of Lake for publishing voter signatures

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after the she published signatures of some people from the voter registration records.

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Dec 31, 2022

Hobbs keeps donations secret for inauguration events

Hobbs, who touted transparency as part of her leadership, has refused to disclose which people or corporations are paying for her inauguration party.

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Dec 17, 2022

Judge scorches Finchem, will consider sanctions

A judge late Friday quashed a bid by Mark Finchem to overturn his loss to Adrian Fontes for secretary of state, saying he presented no evidence to support such a radical move.

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Nov 10, 2022

Dems expand leads in key races, Election Day drop-offs could shift momentum

Democrats running for key statewide offices expanded narrow leads over their Republican opponents Thursday.

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Nov 3, 2022

Obama rally speakers bash ‘dangerous’ GOP ticket, limit praise of Hobbs

Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance in Arizona this election cycle on Wednesday to rally support for the Democratic ticket and asked voters from all parties to reject Trump endorsees. 

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate threatens lawsuit if Maricopa County balks at potential subpoenas

A plan to contact voters at their doors, which Fann nixed after the U.S. Department of Justice warned it could constitute voter intimidation, could be back on the table after the Senate’s contracted auditors insisted they need door-to-door canvassing to verify results.

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Jul 13, 2021

Fann says audit, county counts don’t match

Senate President Karen Fann went on the radio Tuesday to say the ballot counts of the election audit she’s leading and Maricopa County’s are different.

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Jun 25, 2021

Campaign launches range from amateurish to slick

Several political consultants accepted the Arizona Capitol Times’ invitation to critique the campaign kick-offs and comment on how their candidacies stack up.

May 21, 2021

Stephen Richer prefers boring, takes on Trump

There’s a lot of unintentional irony surrounding Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.