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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
By Kristal Dixon

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. 

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