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Report: Runoff Candidate Slapped With New Tax Lien

The Internal Revenue Service last month filed a $10,102.93 tax lien against Larry Singleton, a candidate in the July 22 Republican runoff for the Cherokee County Commission District 4 seat.

Larry Singleton. Credit: Patch file/Larry Singleton
Larry Singleton. Credit: Patch file/Larry Singleton
One of two men hoping to become the next District 4 representative on the Cherokee County Commission is facing more tax troubles.

A new tax lien was filed against Woodstock resident Larry Singleton, according to the Cherokee Tribune. Singleton, along with fellow Woodstock resident K. Scott Gordon are running in the July 22 Republican primary runoff. Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Jason Nelms decided not to seek re-election. 

According to the Tribune, the new lien, which totals $10,102.93, was filed two days after Singleton advanced to the runoff during the May 20 primary. That brings the total amount to roughly $187,000 in liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service, the Tribune reported. 

Singleton, who served on the Cherokee County Commission from 1999 to 2003, told the newspaper he expected the lien to be filed, and will not be surprised if more are on the way.

Singleton advanced to the runoff with 41 percent of the vote, followed by Gordon's 34 percent and the late Joe Robert's 25 percent. 

District 4 covers the southwest quadrant of Cherokee, including Woodstock, Towne Lake and unincorporated Acworth. 

The new lien comes on the heels of Singleton opting to not participate in a forum organized by the Cherokee County Republican Women. That forum, which is tonight, starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Cherokee County Historic Courthouse in downtown Canton.
 
Singleton's qualifications to run for the District 4 seat was challenged earlier this year due to owing back taxes, but the Cherokee County Board of Elections declared Singleton fit to run for office as he was actively making payments. 
SK June 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Can he be a good steward of Cherokee County tax dollars? Obviously not if he can’t manage his own finances. I hope that everyone chooses wisely at the July 22nd run off. Mark your calendars and make you voice heard, this is unacceptable for any elected official, let alone a candidate for Cherokee County Commissioner. Just say NO to Tax Lien Larry in July.
Brent Seeger June 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM
We need to say no to all the politicians across the board. This guy is just your garden variety political animal. He feels somehow superior to all of us and therefore feels the need to tell us all how to run our lives. His hubris and ego are only exceeded by the sheer stupidity of not being able to handle his own personal finances. Folks if Americans don't wake up pretty soon we are all beyond screwed.
Frank Jones June 29, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Why isn't this man in jail? He's stolen $187,000 from the federal government and had he'd stolen from anyone else, he'd be locked up. Why do we all pay our taxes when people like him don't?
Brent Seeger June 29, 2014 at 03:33 PM
Frank its funny how this stuff works. This guy is running free. The former mayor of Kennesaw bonds out of jail on a child molestation charge with a 10K bail in about 48 hours when the regular Joe would rot for a month even if he could get bail. These are the perks of political power I supposed. Its just sickening all the way round.
SK June 30, 2014 at 07:35 AM
If the Federal and State governments doesn't trust "Tax Lien Larry", why should the voters of Cherokee County?

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