The Republican nominee for the Virginia House previously filed bankruptcy for his business.

The Republican nominee for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates owes the Internal Revenue Service $224,000 in unpaid taxes.

The unpaid taxes, according to court documents obtained by the Prince Williams Times, were revealed in liens filed against Steve Pleickhardt, a dentist.

Pleickhardt’s dental practice, American Dental Associates, filed for bankruptcy in 2017 with debts estimated between $100,001 and $500,000. One tax lien, for $71,000, was withdrawn following the bankruptcy.

But tax liens showing $224,000 in unpaid taxes remained outstanding as of September.

Pleickhardt is campaigning for the Virginia House as a fiscal conservative who will cut taxes.

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