Nick Casey

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Nick Casey
Born (1953-10-19) October 19, 1953 (age 61)
Marmet, West Virginia, U.S.
Residence Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Attorney
Political party
Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Panzera Casey
Children Two
Website
Nick Casey for Congress

George Nicholas Casey, Jr. (born October 19, 1953) is an West Virginian attorney and accountant. Casey is the former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. He is running for Congress in 2014.

Personal life and education[edit]

Casey earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from West Virginia University.[1] Casey is married to Mary Panzera Casey.[2]

Career[edit]

Casey has served as treasurer for Senator and former Governor Joe Manchin's campaigns, and also served as campaign treasurer for Mario Palumbo.[3] Casey served as chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party from 2004 to 2010. In 2008, Casey was a Democratic superdelegate.[4] In 2009, Casey was recommended for a federal judgeship by West Virginia Senators Robert Byrd and Jay Rockefeller; Casey ultimately was not nominated.[5] Casey was also a candidate to succeed Robert Byrd after the latter's death, but Governor Joe Manchin appointed Carte Goodwin instead.[6]

Casey is the managing partner of Lewis, Glasser, Casey, & Rollins, a Charleston-based law firm.[1] Casey was elected treasurer of the American Bar Association in 2013, and previously served as president of the West Virginia Bar Association. Casey is also a certified public accountant.[7] Casey has served as the chairman of the board of St. Francis Hospital,[8] and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Project HOPE, and Appalachian Service Project.[5]

2014 congressional election[edit]

Casey is running in West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. The seat is open after Republican Shelley Moore Capito decided to run for the Senate.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G. Nicholas Casey, Jr.". Lewis Glasser Casey and Rollins. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conference Staff". Catholic Conference of West Virginia. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Kercheval, Hoppy (30 April 2013). "Nick Casey prepares for run in WV-2". MetroNews. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Searls, Tom (15 May 2008). "W.Va. superdelegates hold firm". Charleston Gazette. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Porterfield, Mannix (20 October 2009). "Nick Casey recommended for federal judgeship". The Register Herald. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Graham, David (28 June 2010). "Who Will Succeed Robert Byrd as West Virginia's Senator?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Boucher, Dave (30 April 2013). "Nick Casey launches 2014 US House run". Daily Mail Capitol Reporter. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  8. ^ AP (30 April 2013). "Former Democrat chairman running for Congress". The Charleston Gazette. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Ali, Ann (1 August 2013). "Q&A: Nick Casey Prepares for Congressional Campaign Trail". The State Journal. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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