Hi, I'm Marvin Sutton, candidate for Tarrant County Judge. Please allow me to introduce myself.
I served honorably in the United States Air Force for seven years and nine months, securing nuclear weapons and providing air traffic control services to our military aviators. I graduated with honors from both TCC and UTA. I hold a degree in accounting and have successfully passed the CPA exam. I retired October 2018 with over 30 years of air traffic control services to passengers and aircrew flying in and out of DFW.
Previously, I served District 3 on the City Council in Arlington Texas, 20 years of service as an election judge and precinct chair, 14 years of service as a State Democratic Executive committeeman (SDEC) representing 10 counties at the state level, National Delegate (2000, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020), chair of the Tarrant County Senatorial District 9 Convention (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010), and parliamentarian of the Democratic Party State Convention 2018.
Currently, I am a dedicated community activist, community leader, and philanthropist. I volunteer on local, state, and federal campaigns. I am a volunteer deputy registrar, registering over 3,000 voters in Tarrant County to participate in the election process.
I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alpha Chi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a charter member of National Museum of African American History and Culture. I serve as the Co-Chair of Political Action Committee for the Arlington Branch of the NAACP, board member of the Symphony Arlington, and serve as member of the Arlington Redistricting Task Force Committee. I am also a lifetime member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, affiliated with AFL-CIO.
During my career as an air traffic controller, I was one of the several thousand controllers on duty during 9/11 when my colleagues and I nationwide cleared the skies of over 4,000 aircraft in less than four hours. That was one of the proudest and most challenging moments in the profession.
Based on my community service, the Tarrant County Black Women’s Lawyer Association awarded me with the Ruth E. Roberts Community Service Award and was the first recipient of the Congressional Veteran Commendation for the 6th Congressional District of Texas presented by the late Congressman Ron Wright. Veterans in Blue, a United States Air Force Public Affairs Publication, selected me as one of the forty-three veterans to be highlighted in Volume V and displayed his portrait in the Pentagon.
While we may differ on ideology, policies and priorities, I think we can all agree on creating a better Tarrant County. Years ago, I took an oath to protect and defend our constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That same oath continued to be honored in my service and career as an air traffic controller. I continue to honor that oath today as an American and Tarrant County resident.
My favorite saying is “To whom much is given, much is required.” I live my motto daily, “Keeping the faith, Keeping the fight, Keeping focus, Always moving forward.”
My cell phone number is (817) 602-0644. Please call me if you have questions or ideas on how we can work together to improve our county.
Peace, Hope, and Blessings!