Interview with Casey Cagle, July 31, 2013

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Casey Cagle was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1994 at the age of twenty-eight. He served in the Senate for 12 years before being elected Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 2006. In this election, Cagle defeated Ralph Reed, a prominent conservative political activist and former director of the Christian Coalition. Casey Cagle discusses his early life in Gainesville and his start in the business world, when he took over the management of a tuxedo shop and expanded the business. Cagle talks about his decision to run for the State Senate and his later campaign against Ralph Reed for the lieutenant governorship. Cagle also discusses issues such as education, transportation, ethics in government and politics, and the role of the lieutenant governor in Georgia.






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Casey Cagle and Bob Short, “Interview with Casey Cagle, July 31, 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,