Born in Hall County – a seventh generation resident – Casey Cagle graduated from Johnson High School and attended Gainesville College and Georgia Southern University. After purchasing his first small business at 20, he went on to become a leader in the banking and real estate industries of northeast Georgia.
Cagle was first elected to the state Senate in 1994, where he served 12 successful and productive years representing the 49th District. During his time in the Senate, Cagle served as chairman of the Finance Committee and held positions on several other key committees, including the influential Appropriations, Banking and Financial Institutions, Higher Education and Natural Resources Committees. He has been a staunch supporter of lowering taxes and protecting private property rights, as well as a passionate advocate for protecting Georgia’s families. In 1999, Senator Cagle was instrumental in the passage of “Heidi’s Law” which toughened penalties for repeat drunk drivers.
On November 7, 2006, Casey Cagle made history by becoming the first Republican ever elected to the state’s second highest office. As Georgia’s 11th Lieutenant Governor, Casey is working to make Georgia a state where every single citizen, regardless of their current circumstances, can achieve the American dream. He is committed to creating an environment in which Georgia’s citizens and businesses can prosper. Likewise, Casey is tirelessly working to create a pro-jobs culture throughout state government and an education system which focuses on the needs of the individual child. Cagle will unite the Senate around the common goal of realizing that vision and making life better for all Georgians.
In recognition of his achievements and his commitment to Georgia, Georgia Trend Magazine listed Casey as one of the 100 most influential Georgians of 2006. James Magazine also named him one of its People of the Year for 2007. He serves as Vice Chair of the OneGeorgia Authority, Vice Chair of the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission, and on the Executive Committee of the Republican Lt. Governor’s Association.
Casey and his wife Nita are the parents of three sons, Jared, Grant, and Carter. The Cagles currently live in Chestnut Mountain, where they are active members of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.