Sutherland and Susan L. DeLanzo, of Middle Township, were appointed to fill the Board Democratic seats that were left vacant when Chairman John B. Feeley and Robert F. Conroy Jr. retired, according to capemaycountyvotes.com.
Sutherland runs a one-man law firm that specializes in real estate, law, elder law, commercial law and litigation, according to his Facebook page.
Sutherland ran an unsuccessful bid for Cape May County surrogate in 2012. He accumulated just over 36 percent of the vote. M. Susan Sheppard won with 63 percent of the vote.