Arizona candidate Cesar Chavez faces challenge on name change
PHOENIX -- The grandson of Cesar Chavez is challenging the candidacy of an Arizona congressional candidate who has been using the farm labor leader's name.
The Arizona Capitol Times reported Tuesday that Alejandro Chavez has filed a legal complaint in Phoenix, asking that Scott Fistler be removed from the Democratic primary ballot.
Fistler, a former Republican who has lost two bids for elected office, legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez last December and his party affiliation in April.
Fistler, now Chavez, is running for the 7th Congressional District seat as a Democrat.
In court documents, Alejandro Chavez alleged Fistler misled voters by gathering signatures to get on the Aug. 26 ballot before officially registering as a Democrat.
Chavez's grandson says Fistler also committed other errors in his nomination petitions.