Marvin Sutton

Council Member Marvin Sutton 
District 3

Elected May 2019
Term expires May 2021


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Represents the portion of the city bounded primarily by Matlock Road on the west, Pioneer Parkway on the north. District 3 includes a portion of the I-20 business corridor, the Arlington Municipal Airport, Tarrant County College and the Arlington Highlands.

Marvin moved to Arlington in January 1992 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Marvin is a veteran of the United States Air Force and serves on numerous boards. Marvin lives in District 3 with his lovely wife Raquel Gair Sutton.

Council Committees

  • Community and Neighborhood Development, Committee Chair
  • Municipal Policy
  • Arlington Housing Finance Corporation

Council Representation

  • National League of Cities – Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee
  • Tarrant Regional Water District Wholesale Customer Quarterly Advisory Committee
  • Trinity River Authority Customer Advisory Committee

Professional Background/Memberships

  • United States Air Force Staff Sergeant (veteran) – October 2018
    Security Specialist
    Control Tower Operator
  • Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Controller (retired)
  • Tarrant County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar
  • Tarrant County Presiding Election Judge Precinct 2635


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, UTA (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Passed the CPA exam
  • Control Tower Operator
  • Certified Professional Air Traffic Controller
  • Life Insurance Agent

Civic Service/Community Service/Position

  • Member: New York Commons HOA Board of Directors
  • Co-chair: Political Action Committee: Arlington Branch of NAACP
  • Treasurer: Delaney Elementary School PTO
  • Host: Annual Bowie High School Gives Back Day


  • National Air Traffic Controller Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arlington Branch of NAACP
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Krewe of Orleans LLC

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