It didn’t take John Court long to learn his tenure as the new Allen County Democratic chairman won’t be all fun and games.
Just a day after being overwhelmingly selected to lead the party, information was presented to Political Notebook showing Court had a lien on his home for $22,000 in unpaid federal income taxes.
The tax lien notice, which was filed in 2009, shows Court owed $21,899.98 in taxes for 2006.
Court, who was initially taken aback by the information, said the lien stems from a time when he served as an independent contractor. He said he fell behind on his taxes at this time – they are not automatically withdrawn from payments to these type of employees.
Court said he believed more than half of the debt would be paid when he files his federal tax return this spring. After that, he said he plans to pay the lien completely soon after that.
“I will absolutely guarantee it will be done by the November general (election),” he said.