It has been revealed that Willie Singletary, who topped the polls in the Democratic primary for a traffic court judge position, had 55 outstanding traffic violations and owed $11,000 in fines at the time of the vote.
Singletary's license is suspended until 2011. His record was not known at the time of the vote. He has since paid the fines and his lawyer stated that he hadn't broken any law that would disqualify him from being a judge.
"That was very alarming to be quite honest with you. He's riding around and he's running for traffic court to be the position to hear these same cases, and yet he is an extreme violator of these issues," said a former candidate.