Onondaga County Legislator (R)
Born in Syracuse and raised with his four siblings in Liverpool by their single mother, Casey Jordan learned early on the value of hard work and perseverance. He graduated at the top of his high school class at Liverpool High School, where he was a member of the football and track teams and participated in a number of clubs and organizations.
Casey's academic prowess and leadership abilities earned him a scholarship to Vassar College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics in 1980. Casey proceeded to attend Hofstra University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate in 1987. Since graduation Casey has been engaged in the private practice of law with law firms and as a sole practitioner.
In 1993 Casey married his wife, Carla, with whom he has raised three lovely children, James, Alyson and Brian.
In 2005, Casey was asked to become a member of the Town of Clay Planning Board and in 2006 was appointed by Onondaga County Executive Nicholas Pirro to finish out the unexpired term of retiring Legislator Brendan Whelan. Casey has since represented the citizens of the 14th legislative district of Onondaga County with distinction.
As a member of the Onondaga County Legislature, Casey has earned a reputation as a fiscal conservative who scrutinizes every expenditure of County government and fiercely opposes any expenditures he believes to be a unwise, unjustified or a unnecessary cost to the taxpayers. Casey has been a staunch advocate for small and efficient government who has consistently and vocally opposed any expansion of the size or scope of county government.
"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.