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|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||March 26, 2013|
Cathey is an Alderman and the Vice Mayor of Senatobia. He was previously the Director of Elections in the Mississippi Secretary of State's office and an owner of a Subway restaurant franchise.
Cathey earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mississippi.
Cathey ran in the special election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 11. The seat was vacant following Joe Gardner's death on February 4. Cathey filed to run but did not appear on the special election ballot.
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Cathey ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 10. He lost to Steve Hale in the primary on August 2, 2011. Vann Branch ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2011|
Cathey and his wife, Shirley, have two sons.
- sos.ms.gov, "Official special election results"
- Cathey's campaign page on Facebook
- Vote-MS.org profile
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 sos.ms.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
- ↑ Facebook.com, "Michael Cathey for Mississippi Senate: Info," Accessed July 25, 2011
- ↑ SunHerald.com, "5 on ballot in House District 11 election," March 1, 2013
- ↑ Mississippi Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List