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BIXBY – Vice Mayor and City Councilor Stephen Sutton announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

Sutton said his parents, Eddie and Patsy Sutton, and younger brother Sean Sutton and his wife, Trena Sutton, recently moved to south Tulsa, resulting in the entire 17-member “Sutton clan” now living in the same area for the first time in 20 years.

Stephen Sutton said he wanted to take advantage of that situation because when basketball season ends, some of the Suttons might be living elsewhere.

Sutton’s brother Scott Sutton is Oral Roberts University’s men’s basketball coach, and Sean Sutton, the former head coach at Oklahoma State University, was recently hired as an assistant coach at ORU.

Stephen Sutton wrote in a resignation letter, “I did not fully appreciate the energy, commitment and time it takes to give to this position and for that I apologize and ask for your forgiveness.”

He said he was thankful for…

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