The name-changing judicial candidate in Broward who was booted off the ballot by a district court judge recently won an appeal today.
The candidate is running under the name of Jordan Howard Breslaw although he legally changed his name to Jordan Howard Jordan in 1991. He lost a preview race under the Jordan last name. This time, he is challenging Judge Mary Rudd Robinson who filed the case trying to get her opponent tossed from the ballot.
"The Breslaw family legacy survives!" he wrote in a press release.
The trial court wrote that using the Breslaw name was a "thinly veiled attempt to deceive and confuse the voters of Broward County." But the appeals court wrote that Breslaw has not violated election code.
"Appellant's desire to use his birth name to appeal to appeal to an ethic segment of the voters is not the type of fraudulent, criminal, or wrongful purpose that would invalidate his choice," the appeals court wrote.
Breslaw is Jewish while Robinson is black.
Attorney Sam Lopez represented Breslaw while Bill Scherer represented Robinson.