Jean Cheuvront-McDermott has been blocked from running for the Democratic nomination to the state Legislature. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson’s ruled on Tuesday, that she cannot use Cheuvront-McDermott or “Jean McDermott,” to seek the seat in the state Legislature.
Prior to filing for office she used only the McDermott. She also signed her candidate form as “Jean McDermott,” and later argued that “Cheuvront” was a nickname.
Her opponent, House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, was behind the plaintiff, Bahney Dedolph’s challenge to Cheuvront-McDermott’s candidacy. Cheuvront-McDermott and her son, state Senator Ken Cheuvront, were running as a team. That is what led to the lawsuit. The suit alleges that she was using her son’s name to gain political advantage. Prior to filing for office she used only the McDermott.