Release: Former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, Endorses Ginger Sykes Torres For Congress

March 16, 2022

Release: Former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, Endorses Ginger Sykes Torres For Congress

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March 16, 2022

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Release: Former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, Endorses Ginger Sykes Torres For Congress

PHOENIX -  Former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, has endorsed Ginger Sykes Torres for Arizona’s First Congressional District. Fontes released a statement in which he cited Ginger’s credentials and her electability. 

Fontes said in part: 


“Ginger is an incredibly intelligent environmental leader, a wonderful mother to her three children, and a fierce champion for Native Americans in Arizona. 

“As the former Maricopa County Recorder, I know how competitive Congressional District 6 was in 2020. Since redistricting, the district (now CD1) is significantly more competitive given its demographic makeup. I believe Ginger is the only candidate in the Democratic primary who can win a general election in CD1 against David Schweikert. 

“I wholeheartedly support Ginger Sykes Torres for Congress and call on my fellow Democrats and independents who value common-sense policies to support her as well.” 


In response, Ginger Sykes Torres said: 

“I am honored to have the endorsement of my friend Adrian Fontes, the former Maricopa County Recorder, who in 2020 oversaw the most consequential election in Maricopa County’s history.

“I am proud to say that my campaign is truly building a coalition of people across Congressional District 1, we have a growing list of support from local leaders, organizations, and Arizonans who have had enough of David Schweikert’s obstruction.

“I appreciate Adrian’s support and the confidence he has placed in my campaign.”


Adrian Fontes is the latest person to endorse Ginger for Congress. Ginger has been endorsed by Congressman Grijalva, State Senator Hatathlie, State Rep. Blackwater-Nygren, and the United Farm Workers. 
 
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More about Ginger Sykes Torres: 

Born on the Navajo Nation in Tuba City and raised in Mesa, Ginger Sykes Torres is Diné (Navajo). Ginger went on to graduate from Stanford University with a degree in the Earth Systems Science Program. 

Ginger is a proven leader in some of Arizona's most prominent community and arts organizations. Ginger serves on the Board of Trustees at the Heard Museum, the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, and the Board of Directors of Valley Leadership. Ginger was instrumental in the creation of Ballet Arizona’s Tribal Nations Advisory Council which aims to explore ways to engage local Native communities in Native dance and ballet. She is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader. 

In 2020, Ginger co-founded the grassroots COVID Relief Group PPE for Navajo First Responders and was named to Valley Leadership’s Ready Together Program to help find innovative ways to make an impact in Arizona’s response to COVID-19. 

Ginger and her husband, attorney Javier Torres, live in Congressional District 1 and have three young children. 

Ginger has been endorsed by State Senator Hatathlie, State Rep. Blackwater-Nygren, the United Farm Workers, and Congressman Grijalva.