April 30, 2013 – I’m Nick Casey, and I’m running to for Congress to stand up for West Virginia. Our federal government needs to refocus its priorities. Our government has enough money, but I will go after the waste, fraud, and gridlock to make to make it a more effective government. It is long past time that we begin to invest more into our future. Our infrastructure is crumbling, we don’t have a national energy policy, and we desperately need more good jobs for our people.
This campaign will focus on things like energy and infrastructure, which are two sectors that can produce good-paying jobs. Jobs repairing and expanding our infrastructure will help our entire economy grow. Right now in the Second Congressional District we have partially-finished projects. I’m talking about Route 35, Corridor H, and Route 9. Each of them is more than halfway finished and the remaining segments are already designed. Let’s finish these critical projects now, not in 20 or 30 years.
I practice law and I have an accounting background, and am a CPA, and I know our government has the money. We just need to adjust our priorities and actively seek out waste and fraud in our system. When I help with accounting at my church and we need money to pay bills, we don’t just go raise the offering levels, we find ways to save and live within our means. Our government can and must do that too.
West Virginia has the energy America needs to make us a more independent, cleaner, and prosperous nation. We have the coal, gas, wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal that our country needs. Washington however does not have an energy plan. For instance, we as a nation could switch our trucks and cars from foreign oil to West Virginia natural gas. It burns cleaner, is cheaper and we will keep that money here at home, creating thousands of good-paying jobs.
There’s no doubt we have challenges in Washington, but with challenges come opportunity. I am running for Congress to work together, as Democrats and Republicans, business and labor, we can put America back on the path to prosperity and sound budgets by investing in an infrastructure and an energy plan. I’m running for Congress to be a problem-solver. West Virginians want their leaders to get past the gridlock and partisanship and to get things done. I pledge to you that I will work across the aisle and sit down with all sides on every issue.
Today at my announcement at the capitol, I was joined by both business and labor, and Democrats and Republicans. I’m proud to have a broad coalition of bipartisan support already.
Another person who has helped me through everything in life (at least during the past 37 years) is the love of my life, my wife Mary Frances and our two children, Erin and Anthony, who both live and work in West Virginia.
Today I signed the paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to make it official and to commit to this race. I hope you will join us. Please forward to your friends and follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
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Nick Casey for Congress
PO Box 1311
Charleston, WV 25325