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(a) Any candidate for municipal office filing nomination papers and a declaration of candidacy shall do so under the candidate’s legal name.
(b) A candidate’s legal name is the name given at birth, or established by marriage, general usage or habit, or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction. A candidate’s legal name may include a nickname, a combination of initials, full names, or individual letters or numerals.
(c) If a candidate changes his or her legal name within one year of any election, the candidate shall not file nomination papers or a declaration of candidacy under the candidate’s new name unless the new name was established by marriage or divorce, or by decree of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; amended by Ord. 8-19, File No. 181029, App. 1/25/2019, Eff. 2/25/2019)