Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel believes voters will look beyond her past and select her as a city councilwoman for Greensboro.
McDaniel, 36, filed for the District 1 seat on the Greensboro City Council on Monday.
She had to identify herself to the Guilford County Board of Elections as a felon. In 2006, a jury convicted her of identity theft. Her 2008 appeal was denied.
She said Monday she herself was the victim of an identity theft. The Social Security Administration issued her a new number in 2004, after the theft, she said.
McDaniel asked to appear as Tigress "Queengeterdone" McDaniel on the ballot.