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Walters joins race for state House seat

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Casey Walters
(Submitted photo)
Casey Walters of Fayetteville has announced his candidacy for the 62nd District Tennessee House of Representatives seat in the Aug. 27 Republican primary.

Walters, a resident of Lincoln County since 1999, was raised in Memphis, where he worked as a deputy court clerk for the Criminal Court clerk's office in Shelby County.

Walters also worked as a corrections officer at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department for two years before starting Mid-South Defensive Driving, for which he instructs National Safety Council driving classes. He then started Casey Walters Auto Sales, which he has operated for the past three years. He was also certified as a car seat safety technician by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Walters joins three other Republicans, one Democrat and an independent seeking the state House seat, which was vacated by Curt Cobb. Cobb resigned July 1 to take the job of Bedford County clerk and master.

Walters and his wife Heather have been married for seven years and have two young children.

Walters was a member of the Mimosa Church of Christ until this year, when the family moved from the Mimosa area into Fayetteville and became members of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ.

"The future of this district and the people here are very important to me," said Walters in a news release, "and I would like to represent the interest of the people here in the Tennessee House of Representatives."

Walters describes himself as pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, for traditional marriage, for lower taxes and "smaller government where capitalism can flourish." He said he wants to help attract more businesses to create jobs and increase competition.

"We are in the middle of a recession which my family and I have felt just like many of the people of this district have. Several people have told me that you need to have a lot of money to run for public office and I do not believe that one bit. Strong morals, hard work and determination is what I believe will determine who will be representing this district after the election, all of which I have an abundance of."

"I am not a politician," he said. "I am an everyday person who wants a better Tennessee for our children and grandchildren to grow up in. Our country is made up of hard working Americans whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an independent, we need to stand together as one and do what is right. Our government must stop wasteful spending and utilize our tax dollars for the betterment of Tennesseans. We need our representatives to have common sense just like our citizens so they make rational decisions that are not politically fueled. So many of our politicians today are out of touch with the people they represent. I want to know what the citizens of this district have to say about the bills being passed in Tennessee so I can voice their opinions in the House of Representatives as a true representative."

"As your representative I will not back down for any reason and will fight as hard as it takes to make sure that our voice as the 62nd district is heard. I am a very hard-worker and a good listener, and I want to proudly represent us all."

"If elected, I will be conducting frequent newspaper polls relating to House decisions. I also plan to add a message board for comments and look forward to reading all of your letters and emails to help in the decisions for our state."

Walters' campaign web site is www.caseywaltersrep.com.