Law Firm Seeks To Block Use Of 'Astronaut' Title On Congressional Ballot | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Law Firm Seeks To Block Use Of 'Astronaut' Title On Congressional Ballot

Former NASA Mission Specialist Running For U.S. Congress Wants Word To Appear

A former NASA mission specialist who is running for U.S. Congress wants to have the title "Astronaut" placed by his name on the ballot. But a law firm with ties to the GOP has sued to block the use of the title, saying it is not one a person carries for life.

Jose Hernandez (pictured in NASA photo) is running against freshman Republican Jeff Denham for the newly-drawn 10th Congressional district in California. Hernandez was a mission specialist aboard STS-128, a mission flown by Discovery to the ISS in 2009. He retired from NASA in 2011, according to the Huffington Post. He had filed to have the title "astronaut" appear beside his name on the primary ballot in June. The Fresno Bee reports that a Sacramento law firm filed a suit to block that title, saying it is not an honorific such as doctor or judge that a person carries for life.

While Denham's campaing has distanced its self from the suit, the law firm Bell, McAndrews, & Hiltachk reportedly has strong ties to the the state Republican party, and has also done work for Denham's campaign.

The winner of the primary will likely face Democratic Congressman Gary Condit, who had previously announced plans to challenge Denham for the seat.

FMI: www.cagop.org, www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hernandez-jm.html

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC