Tony Sutton was in charge of the Minnesota Republican party’s finances from 2005 until 2011. First as Treasurer and beginning in 2009 as party chair. TwoPuttTommy documented what a disaster this was in his Cooked Books series.
Sutton was also lousy as a CEO. He oversaw the decline of Baja Sol Restaurant Group. During his tenure, around half of the Baja Sol restaurants closed. Republican activist, mega-donor and TCF Bank president Bill Cooper fired him in 2011.
And it gets worse for Taco Tony:
A tipster brought out attention to this tidbit buried in Sunday’s edition of the Star Tribune’s “Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul” (emphasis ours):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.
I postulated back in 2012 that Sutton was actually a DFL secret agent. I guess I was wrong as he screwed up his own finances just as bad.