Jody Casey

Jody Casey

Campaign Manager


Beto O'Rourke's 2018 Senate Campaign

El Paso, TX USA


Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in Georgia in a lower middle-class family—was driven to get into a good college so she could get a well-paid job to support herself.
Attended Georgia State University, with the help of a state scholarship, where she received her bachelor’s degree in management.
Worked for GE in a variety of sales and marketing roles for almost 20 years.
Admits she has never really been interested in politics, but when she moved to El Paso, TX, she felt there were changes that could be made to make it a great place to raise her family.
She started getting actively involved by throwing fundraisers for city council members and “block walking” to raise awareness.
Has been friends with Congressman Beto O’Rourke ever since she and her husband had supported him during his victorious congressional campaign.
In 2017, she was approached by Congressman O’Rourke to run his campaign for the 2018 United States Senate election in Texas.
Says she is dedicated to bringing transparency, accountability, authenticity, and kindness into politics.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Project Management
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Career

Career

Campaign Manager

I am bringing transparency, accountability, authenticity, and kindness into politics.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Politics
Politics
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

This job requires me to be incredibly detailed, you can't afford to let anything slip through the cracks. My primary responsibility is making sure that Beto O'Rourke is comfortable in every situation that he is in and I do that by meticulously going over the details. I oversee all aspects of the campaign including day-to-day operations, the hiring and management of staff, the coordination and implementation of the fundraising operations, and ongoing coordination with the candidate.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I've always focused on balancing my life and live by doing everything in moderation. Don't be so driven that you burn yourself out. Bring your humanity into politics.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Politics is great because of how diverse your background can be. In many ways, the more diverse the better. Major in government, politics, economics, etc. if you want, but don't feel like you have to do that in order to get involved in politics. Add on minors or certificates to whatever degree you decide to get in order to widen your knowledge base. Always intern in areas that you might be interested in!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
undergrad
Bachelor
Economics, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't like the direction the country is going in. I should just move away."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial