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Updated Jun 11, 2014 - 8:10 am

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.

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