Two-time GOP loser changes party to Democrat, name to Cesar Chavez for new congressional bid
Scott Fistler didn’t have much luck as a Republican candidate. He lost a 2012 write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, then lost a 2013 bid for a Phoenix city council seat now held by Laura Pastor, Ed’s daughter.
All that could change, though, just like Fistler’s name and party registration.
After petitioning a state superior court last November and paying
$319, Fistler now legally shares the name of the celebrated labor
movement icon, Cesar Chavez. Earlier this year, Chavez (formerly
Fistler) became a Democrat, and – before Ed Pastor announced his
retirement from Congress – filed to run in the heavily Hispanic 7th
In his petition for a name change, Fistler wrote that he had “experienced many hardships because of my name.”
Note: For those who are unclear on the concept, the title is sarcasm. I'm not running for any office in 2016 under *any* name, whether my own or someone else's*.
* = Though if we could get someone to run as Ayn Rand...and someone else as William Buckley...and Margaret Thatcher...and... :)