Casey Cagle

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Casey Cagle
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Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMark Taylor (D)
Compensation
Base salary$91,609
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitstwo consecutive terms
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate, 49th District
1995 - 2007
Education
High schoolJohnson High School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 12, 1966
Place of birthGainesville, Georgia
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle (born January 12, 1966 in Gainesville, Georgia), is the current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Cagle is best known as the underdog candidate who, on July 18, 2006, defeated conservative political activist Ralph Reed in the 2006 Republican primary for lieutenant governor of Georgia.

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Cagle served as a member of the Georgia State Senate, representing the 49th district.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

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.[1]

Education

  • Graduate, Johnson High School
  • Attended, Georgia Southern University
  • Attended, Gainesville College

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (2007-present)

Cagle defeated Democrat Jim Martin 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. He served as Chairman of the State Senate Finance Committee.

Elections

2010

See also: Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

Cagle was re-elected to a second term as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia on November 2, 2010.

  • General election
Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Carol Porter 54.7% 1,403,977
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCasey Cagle Incumbent 41.9% 1,074,624
     Libertarian David Barber 3.5% 88,746
Total Votes 2,567,347
Election Results Via: Georgia Secretary of State

2006

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. Cagle won 56% of the vote Reed's 44%, according to final results. He then went on to successfully face former state legislator Jim Martin, in the general election.*General election[3]

Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Martin 54.1% 1,134,517
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCasey Cagle 42.3% 887,506
     Libertarian Allen Buckley 3.6% 75,673
Total Votes 2,097,696

Campaign donors

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Personal

Cagle and his wife Nita have three sons, Jared, Grant and Carter. The family attends Westside Baptist Church, where Cagle serves as a deacon.[1]

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Contact information

Georgia

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Administrative Staff
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Telephone: (404) 656-5030
Fax: (404) 656-6739

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Taylor (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
2007 - present
Succeeded by
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