Arizona high court to explain Cheuvront-McDermott ruling
Published: July 27, 2012 at 9:00 am
The court on July 3 overturned a trial judge’s decision throwing Jean Cheuvront-McDermott off the ballot because of a law governing the use of candidate names on nominating papers and ballots.
The candidate’s legal name is Lois Jean McDermott, but she argued that she has long used a hyphenated last name of Cheuvront-McDermott. Her son is Ken Cheuvront, a former legislator running for re-election to the Senate from the same district.
The Supreme Court’s July 3 order said the ballot should use McDermott as her last name.
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