Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies, was elected on Tuesday as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit.
Banks won 68 percent of the vote against Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent, reports CBS Detroit.
Banks was convicted eight times for writing bad checks and credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004.
His campaign slogan was “You can Bank on Banks” and his website said: “It’s time to elect a leader, with experience and passion, who will fight for you."
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He was endorsed by Pastor Mark Holloway at Peace & Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit and several unions.
Banks told WWJ Newsradio in September: “I would ask them to look at what I’ve accomplished professionally and academically, since my poor decisions.”