This week’s Rising Republican Star is Willie (W.A.) Casey of Birmingham. Casey is the Republican candidate for Alabama House District 53 and, with no primary opposition, will face off against the Democrat’s candidate in the special general election on March 25.
Casey served four years of active duty as a Drill Sergeant for the United States Army. He spent one of those years fighting in Korea and was the inter-service Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Following his military career, Casey attended Central State University in Ohio, where he was elected Outstanding Marketing Student his senior year. Upon graduation, Casey moved to Birmingham and became the first African-American manager at J.C. Penney’s.
>>> Casey current works as a real estate broker and is deacon at the Sixteenth Baptist Church. Casey has been a small-business owner for many years and is heavily involved in his local community. He is active at his church, Committee Chairman for the Highway 280 Distribution Facility, Deputy Grand Chancellor of Alabama Knights of Pythias, trustee for the Birmingham Business Alliance, member of the Business Council of Alabama and a member of the Jefferson County Citizen’s Coalition, Inc.
As the Representative for HD 53, Casey would look forward to “rolling up [his] sleeves and getting things done in Montgomery.” Casey says that Birmingham “needs someone with a small business mindset who has the know-how and determination to restore Birmingham and improve the lives and livelihood of its citizens.” If elected, Casey would like to save Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, bring resolution to Jefferson County’s sewer debt crisis, empower Birmingham citizens and grow Birmingham’s economy, be a voice to veterans and keep Birmingham safe.
The Alabama Republican Party thanks Willie Casey for stepping forward and entering the race in House District 53. We look forward to supporting our conservative candidate every step of the way.