Bristol County DA throws hat in 9th Congressional district race


Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter formally announced his candidacy Monday for U.S. Congress in the newly created 9th Congressional District, which includes the Cape and Islands, some of the South Shore and now New Bedford and Fall River. The Fall River Democrat will challenge freshman Democratic Rep. William “Bill” Keating, also a former D.A., in the primary.

A former professional tennis player, lawyer and assistant D.A., Mr. Sutter was elected District Attorney of Bristol County in November 2006. He is married and lives in Fall River.