GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A former Kent County commissioner, convicted of domestic violence and assault several years ago, wants his old job back.
James Vaughn is again running for commissioner in the county's 17th District. He lost that seat after going to jail for attacking a former girlfriend during a three-way sexual encounter involving another woman.
He says he has 16 years of experience with the board, including 10 years on the Finance and Resources Committee.
"We need somebody down at the board now with this kind of experience, like I have, to make a difference to get some things done," Vaughn told WZZM 13.
That was before going to jail for 30 days and then losing a 2010 re-election bid.
Ida Mae Cross said in 2008 that Vaughn and another woman beat her up when she decided not to have sex with them.