Tuesday, June 3, 2014
WTF ! !... The Cesar Chavez Running for Congress in Arizona Isn’t the One You’ve Heard Of
The Phoenix-area Chavez, however, is really a former Republican who switched parties and changed his name
Mexican-American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez died more than 20 years ago, so it would be nigh impossible for him to run for political office at this point. Nonetheless, the late National Farm Workers Association co-founder’s hallowed name is drawing lots of attention on a current Arizona ballot.
Which may be exactly what a 34-year-old former Republican running for the Seventh Congressional District seat, who changed his name to Cesar Chavez from Scott Fistler in 2013, is counting on.