Tony Sutton, who’d resigned as chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party as the organization’s massive debt came into focus at the end of 2011, was listed in the Star Tribune’s bankruptcy filings section on Monday:
Anthony Gerard Sutton and Bridget Mary Cronin Sutton, as surety for JC Food Systems and Sutton Enterprises, doing business as Baja Sol, as surety for IGH Cantina, doing business as Baja Sol Tortilla Grill, 8540 Bechtel Av., Inver Grove Heights; filed Aug. 23, 13-34121; Chap. 7; assets, $296,404; liabilities, $2,134,346.
Sutton had been CEO of the Baja Sol restaurant chain while serving as party chair from 2009 to 2011 but didn’t take a salary from the party until July, 2011, when it was announced that he’d be paid $100,000 a year for his political work.
Bluestem Prairie also notes that Bridget Sutton filed for divorce from him earlier this year.