Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Detroit: Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day is Brian Banks, a black man who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud

Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68% of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32%. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2010 that bans anyone convicted of a felony in the last 20 years from running for office — but the caveat is the conviction has to be “related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office.” This is Banks first run at elected office.


Anonymous said...

What no murder or rape charges? Sheeet. He bad.

Anonymous said...

No doubt he'll get into more money troubles in office. Black elected officials always do.