03/03/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Little Rock, Arkansas – A retired Army colonel sought a legal name change after unsuccessfully trying to use his military title on the ballot when running for Congress years ago. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Conrad Reynolds, who has since legally changed is name to Colonel, will now be allowed to include the title on the ballot in his run for central Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District, according to state election officials.
Reynolds, who says the name change was unrelated to his congressional bid, is quoted by the AP as stating of the matter, “There are a bunch of people who know me as Colonel. They don’t know me as Conrad.”
Arkansas state law allows officials who have already been elected to include their titles on the ballot, but those seeking office are prohibited from using professional or honorary titles as nicknames.
Secretary of State’s office spokesman Alex Reed is quoted as stating of Reynolds, “Before, he had it as a title he had. In order to use that title, you have to be elected to that title here in Arkansas.”
This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Arkansas Legal News
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