D.A. Democratic candidate suspends campaign

WACO, Texas - The Democratic challenger for McLennan County District Attorney, Seth Andrew Sutton, has announced the suspension of his campaign.

In a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, Sutton stated there three reasons for dropping out - his family, his law firm and his clients.

Sutton went on to say if the campaign had continued, the goal would have been to steer the conversation away from name calling and mudslinging toward real issues. He also recommends for his supporters to consider the campaigns of Independent Daniel Hare and Republican Barry Johnson.

Below is the full statement Sutton posted on his Facebook page:

"With a heavy heart, I officially suspend my campaign for District Attorney of McLennan County as of today. I want to thank those who have given to it, whether in time, money or energy. Your generosity humbles me. It is out of respect for your gifts that I am making this call as early into the process as possible. The reasoning behind this move is threefold.

"First and foremost, my family. We have recently encountered developments that require my immediate focus. I ask that you respect our privacy as to this. The bottom line for me is that my family needs my complete support at the moment and, as bad as things are in the DA’s office, my beautiful wife and five amazing children come first. While I’m disappointed, all is certainly not lost for me personally: I’ve got baseball to coach, theater to watch, and concerts to attend for now. There is still plenty of time in future years for this campaign to happen. Despite what my seven-year-old and my knees tell me, I’m still young.

"Secondly, my partners. Jason Milam, David Fanning and I, along with our associates and staff have built a top-notch criminal defense, family law, and personal injury firm of which I’m incredibly proud. Sutton, Milam & Fanning, PLLC has shown me how effective and rewarding partnership can truly be when you are partnered with selfless, trustworthy individuals who actually care about one another more than themselves. The resulting synergy has been a true positive for our clients.

"Third, my clients. Campaigning the way one must for this office is incredibly time consuming. I simply don’t have the luxury of free time that my opponents enjoy. I have a roster full of clients who have entrusted me with their cases and they must receive the representation they deserve. One of those clients, decorated Marine Jeff Battey, has stood falsely accused in the Twin Peaks matter for almost 3 years. I must see his case through. Also, many former clients have reached out to me in support since filing to run. Their numerous expressions of gratitude cause me to believe that, if I have positively impacted so many lives in my role as defense attorney, then perhaps, for now, that is where I need to be.

"Had I continued to campaign, my goal would have been to steer the conversation away from name calling and mudslinging toward real issues. To that end, I have listed below some very important problems that face our local justice system at present. I hope you will take the time to review through them. Also, please take the time to consider the campaigns of Daniel Hare (Independent) and Barry Johnson (Republican). Regardless of who is at the helm, things need to start being run differently now. We simply cannot afford, financially or ethically, to continue on our current path."

Humbly,

Seth Andrew Sutton


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