Stephen Richer Wins Maricopa County Recorder Race, Fontes Concedes

Stephen Richer

PHOENIX – On Thursday, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes announced his tumultuous tenure was coming to an end when he conceded the race to Republican opponent Stephen Richer.

The erratic Fontes was elected to the Maricopa County Recorder position in 2016. In his four-year term, Fontes became a reliable source for controversy.

Earlier this month, the Arizona Supreme Court admonished Fontes in what was described as “one most scathing rebukes of a public official in years. The Court found Fontes “acted unlawfully” when he issued an instruction to voters that was at odds with the state’s official elections manual.” [See related article: Arizona Supreme Court Issues Rebuke Against Maricopa County Recorder Fontes]

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