A Conservative Leader for Georgia
I know what it’s like to live in a trailer, I know what it’s like to live in an apartment, and I remember the remarkable feeling of earning the keys to the first house I ever lived in. I want to be sure that the same opportunities for success that I have known are available to every Georgian.
That is why I am running for Governor. Big opportunities, not big government, is the answer.
Lowell S. “Casey” Cagle was born January 12, 1966, in Gainesville, Georgia. Raised by a single mother, Casey learned early the challenges that single-parent families face.
Since childhood, his mother instilled the values of hard work and honesty that define Casey Cagle’s career in public service.
Casey was recruited to play football at Georgia Southern University by the legendary Erk Russell upon graduating from Johnson High School in Gainesville. After his time At Georgia Southern, Casey returned to Gainesville in 1986 and became the proprietor of his first small business.
At just twenty years old, Casey began realizing the American dream as he opened his first business venture – a small tuxedo shop. He later grew to be a leader in the banking and real estate industry in northeast Georgia. Having earned the reputation as a community and business leader in Gainesville, Casey focused his efforts on serving the citizens of Georgia.
In 1994, at just 28 years old, Casey was elected the youngest state Senator and was overwhelmingly reelected five times.
In the Senate, Casey rapidly established himself as a capable and effective lawmaker. He was appointed Chairman of the Finance Committee, Vice Chairman of Science and Technology, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee and Natural Resources Committee.
Casey’s ability to build consensus made him a successful leader in lowering taxes, protecting private property rights, and standing up for Georgia’s families.
In 2006, Casey Cagle became Georgia’s 1st Republican Lieutenant Governor.
Casey’s leadership has been recognized beyond Georgia as well. After being named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians, Casey was one of four public servants in the country to be honored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools with the Champion for Charters Award.
As the first ever Republican in Georgia to serve in that office, Casey applied his conservative principles to help make Georgia a place where businesses could grow and families could prosper.
Championing the Charter Systems Act and a driving force behind the state’s Career Academy Initiative, Casey improved education in our state while providing a career technical education path for Georgia’s high school students.
Throughout his years in public service, Casey has always fought to lower taxes and cut wasteful spending.
As a state senator, Casey championed legislation that would fundamentally reform GA’s tax code and cut the income tax in GA for the first time in history.
During his time as Lt. Governor, Casey led the effort to cut nearly $3 billion in government spending and championed important tax cuts to help encourage business development and job creation in Georgia.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Nita, Casey is the proud father of three sons, Jared, Grant, and Carter.
Under the slogan of “Be Fit. Be Healthy. Be You.” the initiative helps acquaint our children with ways to improve their health and wellness. Working together with local communities, we are beginning to stem the tide of childhood obesity in ways that are proven to increase academic achievement and reduce long-term healthcare costs. An avid triathlete, Casey leads Healthy Kids Georgia, an effort to encourage local partnerships that introduce children to healthy lifestyle options.