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Mike Causey
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 6
Associate'sWake Tech; UNC-Charlotte
Bachelor'sHigh Point University
Campaign website
Mike Causey was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Causey was defeated in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

Causey was previously a 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in the 2012 elections.



  • MBA studies, High Point University
  • B.S., Business Administration, High Point University
  • AAS, Civil Engineering, Wake Tech: Environmental Engineering, UNC-Charlotte
  • Executive Management Certificate, Purdue University
  • CLU Studies, The American College



See also: North Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Causey ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 6th District. Causey was defeated in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger, Jr. 34.3% 15,127
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Walker 25.2% 11,123
Bruce VonCannon 11.5% 5,055
Zack Matheny 11.4% 5,043
Jeff Phillips 7.9% 3,494
Don Webb 4.3% 1,899
Mike Causey 3.2% 1,427
Kenn Kopf 1.2% 510
Charlie Sutherland 1% 458
Total Votes 44,136
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections


See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Causey ran for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in 2012. He faced James McCall and Richard Morgan in the Republican primary on May 8. Since no candidate won 40% of the vote, the top two vote-getters, Morgan and Causey, went head-to-head in a primary runoff on July 17.[3] Causey won the runoff and lost to incumbent Wayne Goodwin, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Goodwin Incumbent 51.9% 2,226,344
     Republican Mike Causey 48.1% 2,066,601
Total Votes 4,292,945
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Morgan 37% 258,935
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Causey 35.1% 245,430
James McCall 27.9% 195,348
Total Votes 699,713
Election Results via The North Carolina Board of Elections.

Of his campaign, Causey stated, "As a veteran and former Military Policeman (MP), lam a strong supporter of law enforcement and the military. My 30 years experience in the insurance business, along with my engineering and business education, legislative experience and small business ownership, make me uniquely qualified to lead the insurance department from day one."[4]


  • Independent Weekly[5]

The official North Carolina State Board of Elections voting guide listed the following endorsements:[4]

  • Lauch Faircloth, Clinton, NC
  • Fred Preyer, Greensboro, NC
  • Gayle Drummond, Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Jane Rouse, Emerald Isle, NC
  • Vernon Hill, Atlantic Beach, NC


On November 7, 2000, Jim Long won re-election to the office of North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance. He defeated Mike Causey (R) in the general election.

North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Long Incumbent 56.5% 1,590,139
     Republican Mike Causey 43.5% 1,222,527
Total Votes 2,812,666
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections (timed out)

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Causey lost the election to the position of North Carolina Insurance Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Causey raised a total of $120,176.

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