Attorney Running for Mayor of Newark

by Brittany Harris on January 28, 2011 at 5:14 am

A Newark attorney announced today that he will be running for the Mayor of Newark.

Max Sutton was born and raised in Newark. He received his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1998 and opened his own practice in Newark in 2006.

He currently serves on the finance committee for St. Francis de Sales, is on the board of Catholic Social Services, served on the Salvation Army’s recent capital campaign, and recently served as co-chair of The Works membership drive and is also a member of the Newark Maennerchor.

Sutton says he wants to give back to the community that he has been committed to his entire life. He says he’d like to focus on attracting jobs and development to Newark. He says that can happen by revitalizing the downtown area. He is married to Katie Shay Sutton and has two young boys, 6-year-old Xavier and 3-year-old Shamus.