Scott "Cesar Chavez" Fistler

 
 

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Cesar Chavez was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Arizona. He was removed from the primary ballot after many of his nominating signatures were deemed invalid. In November 2013, he changed his name from Scott Fistler to Cesar Chavez. Chavez also switched party affiliation from Republican to Democratic along with it. Chavez was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 24 of the Arizona State Senate. He was defeated by Rep. Ed Pastor. Chavez changed his name from Scott Fistler to Cesar Chavez in November 2013. This name change, along with his party change from Republican to Democratic, brought significant media coverage and criticism. However, it also brought a lawsuit from the grandson of the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. Alejandro Chavez's lawsuit sought to remove Chavez from the ballot for attempting to confuse voters. The lawsuit claimed that he is guilty of a misdemeanor, corruption by confusing voters.

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'Cesar Chavez' Thrown Off Arizona Congressional Ballot
"Almost half of Scott Fistler's ballot signatures were invalid, the judge ruled."
Jun. 17, 2014
Grandson Of Cesar Chavez Sues Ariz. Candidate Now Known As Cesar Chavez
Jun. 11, 2014
Colbert Mocks Candidate In 7th Congressional District For Ridiculous Name Change
Jun. 11, 2014
GOPer Changes Name To Cesar Chavez, Becomes A Dem To Run In Heavily Hispanic District
Jun. 2, 2014

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