Glen Casada

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Glen Casada
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 63
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Commissioner, Williamson County
1994-2001
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Kentucky University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayAugust 2, 1959
Place of birthJeffersonville, IN
ProfessionSales, Schering-Plough Health
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Glen Casada (b. August 2, 1959) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Casada currently serves as Majority Caucus Leader.

Biography

Casada earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University in 1982. He has worked as a high school teacher, salesman and partner in TLC Medical Equipment Company. Casada served as County Commissioner of Williamson County from 1994 to 2001.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Casada served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Consumer and Human Resources
Government Operations
Insurance and Banking
Government Operations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Casada served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Casada served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Casada's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Rep. Casada has been a consistent voice for promoting reforms aimed at cracking down on the forces that attract illegal immigrants to our state."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "Regardless of the attempts to restrict gun rights by overzealous Washington politicians, Rep. Casada will continue to guard law-abiding Tennesseans’ right to keep and own firearms."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Rep. Casada is committed to enacting conservative, fiscally prudent educational solutions to give every student access to quality educators and every parent greater choice in their child’s education."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Rep. Casada has consistently led the charge against the implementation of Obamacare in Tennessee and will continue to support competitive, marked-based solutions to lower medical costs and make healthcare affordable again."

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "Rep. Casada has a long record of pushing to promote job growth in our area and will continue fighting for job-creators and working families alike."

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Glen Casada defeated Cherie Hammond in the Republican primary. Casada was unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 63 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Casada Incumbent 65.9% 5,423
Cherie Hammond 34.1% 2,809
Total Votes 8,232

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Casada ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 63. Casada ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Casada won re-election to the 63rd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[6] He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Casada won re-election to the 63rd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[8]

Casada raised $94,730 for his campaign.[9]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 63 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Glen Casada (R) 37,948

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Casada is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Casada raised a total of $560,613 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[10]

Glen Casada's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $151,180
2010 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $142,746
2008 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $94,730
2006 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $104,743
2004 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $55,164
2002 Tennessee State House, District 63 Won $12,050
Grand Total Raised $560,613

2012

Casada won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $151,180.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Glen Casada's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Healthcare Association$5,000
Tennessee Medical Association$4,000
Tennessee Optometric Association$4,000
Friends Of Tennessee Hospital Association$3,500
Tennessee Spine & Nerve Institute Inc$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$151,180
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Casada won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $142,746.

2008

Casada won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $94,730.

2006

Casada won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $104,743.

2004

Casada won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $55,164.

2002

Casada won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Casada raised a total of $12,050.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Casada and his wife, Jill, have four children. They currently reside in Thompson Station, Tennessee.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Casada's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Brandon Ryan, Williamson County Commissioner, District 11
  • Beverly Burger, Alderman, City of Franklin, TN
  • Andy Ogles, State Director Americans for Prosperity
  • Al Nations, Retired General Sessions Judge
  • Speaker Beth Harwell

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 63
2000–present
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