Cesar Chavez's Grandson Takes Politician to Court to Stop Him From Using Leader's Name

Cesar Chavez

Scott Fistler, the Arizona politician who changed his name to Cesar Chavez in 2013, may have a legal fight on his hands.

According to Fox News Latino, Alejandro Chavez, the grandson of the civil rights activist, has filed a motion against Fistler in a superior court in Arizona requesting that he be removed from the Democratic primary ballot for the 7th U.S. Congressional District race.

The challenge filed by Chavez's grandson claims that the politician changed his name in an effort to interfere with the election by confusing voters in violation of state electoral law.

In addition, young Chavez's court filing also points out irregularities in Chavez/Fistler’s election filings.

Fistler claimed he changed his name because he had "experienced many hardships" when trying to run for Congress in the past.

Alejandro Chavez isn't the first to be angered by Fistler's name change. Earlier this month, Arizona democrat Shasta McManus, called Fistler's actions "incredibly offensive."