The Adrian Fontes for Secretary of State Campaign released its first general election campaign ad.
In the 30-second segment, Mr. Fontes quickly points out his background as a Marine, former Maricopa County Recorder, and a Native Arizonan.
He then reminds the viewers of the great patriotism and pioneering spirit (with pictures of noted Arizonans like Barry Goldwater, Rose Mofford, and John McCain in the background) of most Grand Canyon state residents, stating:
“As Arizonans, we love our country. We are pioneers, trailblazers, and our independent spirit has left its mark on history.”
Fontes then pivots, shifting the tone and message of the ad to foreboding about what would happen to Arizona and the country if Mark Finchem is elected Secretary of State, saying:
“But some will seek to destroy our legacy. My opponent (with pictures of Mr. Finchem at the Nation’s Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the background) is a dangerous extremist who wants to eliminate vote by mail and would overturn legitimate election results.”
Fontes closes by looking into the camera and offering:
“I’m running for Secretary of State to protect Arizona from Extremism.”
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also a science fiction writer and has just completed his first series, Jigsaw: Beginnings, Warheads, and Full Circle. All are available on Amazon. The first two books of the second Jigsaw Series: History's Forgotten: Parts One and Two are also out on Amazon. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.