|Lieutenant Governor of Georgia|
|January 8, 2007 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|Predecessor||Mark Taylor (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Georgia State Senate, 49th District|
|1995 - 2007|
|High school||Johnson High School|
|Birthday||January 12, 1966|
|Place of birth||Gainesville, Georgia|
In his role as lieutenant governor, Cagle serves as President of the Georgia State Senate.. He had served as a member of the State Senate, representing the 49th District, prior to his election to statewide office in 2006.
Cagle was raised in Gainsville, Georgia by a single mother. A seventh generation Hall County resident, Cagle says that by the age of six, he had attended all eight of its different elementary schools. He graduated from Johnson High School, and went on to attend Georgia Southern University and Gainesville College, where he hoped to play football. At age 20, Cagle sustained an injury that ruined his college athletic career, and he decided to return home before he could earn a degree from either institution.
His legislative biography describes Cagle as a "self-made business leader in the real estate and banking industries." After leaving college, Cagle bought his first business, a retail clothing store called Jean's Bridal and Tux of Class which he later expanded to multiple locations. He founded Southern Heritage Bank in 1999 and served as its Chairman until 2004 when it merged into Gainesville Bank & Trust (GB&T) in 2004. Cagle joined the Board of Directors of GB&T in 2005. Cagle is also the former president of Cagle Bloom and Company, an investment firm.
- Graduate, Johnson High School
- Attended, Georgia Southern University
- Attended, Gainesville College
Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (2007-present)
Cagle defeated Democrat Jim Martin on November 7, 2006, to become the first Republican Lieutenant Governor in Georgia's history. In his role as Lieutenant Governor, Cagle also serves as President of the Georgia State Senate. He was re-elected as the Lt. Governor in the 2010 midterms.
Georgia State Senate (1995-2007)
In 1994, at age 28, Cagle ran for the Georgia State Senate in the 49th District, which included Hall County and parts of Dawson County and Forsyth County. He upset the Democratic incumbent, Jane Hemmer, and became the youngest member of the State Senate. He was re-elected five times, and served as Chairman of the State Senate Finance Committee.
Cagle was re-elected to a second term as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia on November 2, 2010.
- General election
|Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2010|
|Republican||Casey Cagle Incumbent||41.9%||1,074,624|
|Election Results Via: Georgia Secretary of State|
In early 2005, Cagle declared his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. He was opposed in the Republican primary by nationally known Christian conservative activist Ralph Reed. Initially considered the underdog, Cagle emerged as a serious challenger to Reed. Reed accused Cagle of negative campaigning, blaming Cagle for unfavorable media attention arising from the federal investigation into the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. On July 18, 2006, Cagle defeated Reed in the Republican Party primary. According to final results, Cagle won 56% of the vote to Reed's 44%. He then went on to successfully face former state legislator Jim Martin, in the general election.
- General election
|Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2006|
Comprehensive donor information for Cagel is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Cagel raised a total of $8,984,498 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Casey Cagle's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Casey Cagle's Campaign Contributions|
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|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$726,141 (Dem.)|
|Top 5 contributors||Sunbelt Structures||$14,027||Casey Cagle||$115,000||Georgia Association of Realtors||$3,000||Georgia Medical Association||$2,000|
|Benjamin Tarbutton||$12,614||Jonathan Been||$13,000||United Community Banks||$3,000||Pecos||$2,000|
|Pruitt Corp||$12,273||Georgia-Pacific||$12,000||Pecos||$3,000||PPI Inc||$1,500|
|Hugh M. Tarbutton||$12,200||State Mutual Insurance Company||$10,500||Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||$2,000||Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia||$1,000|
|Philip Morris||$12,200||The 159 Group||$10,426||Infractec Consultants Inc||$2,000||Georgia Dental Association||$1,000|
Cagle and his wife Nita have three sons, Jared, Grant and Carter. The family attends Westside Baptist Church, where Cagle serves as a deacon.
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- Official website
- Senator Casey Cagle Legislative Website
- Casey Cagle for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website
- Project Vote Smart: Casey Cagle
- Casey Cagle on Facebook
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- Casey Cagle on Flickr
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- The New York Times, "Ralph Reed Loses Georgia Primary Race," July 19, 2006
- Casey Cagle for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle," accessed August 27, 2013
- Georgia State Senate, "Sen. Casey Cagle," accessed January 18, 2013
- Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Casey Cagle, "Biography: Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle," accessed January 18, 2013
- Georgia Secretary of State, "2006 General Election Results: Lieutenant Governor," accessed January 18, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for L.S. Casey Cagel," accessed July 8, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Mark Taylor (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
2007 - present
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