Which Candidates Get to Use the Title “Dr.” on a Ballot?
Richard Sooy, Jr., and Warren S. Wallace were candidates for elected office. Sooy sought the elected office of Board of Education member for Pennsville Township in Salem County, and Wallace sought the elected office of Freeholder in Gloucester County. Sooy is a podiatrist, while Wallace has a Ph.D. degree. Both use the professional title “Dr.” preceding their names.
County clerks said no, the Sooy trial court said no, but the Wallace trial court said yes, on the grounds that, “he is commonly referred to in his political activities as Dr. Warren Wallace. His business card shows that he uses that title, Dr. Warren Wallace, and that is the name by which he is commonly kno
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