Caskey wants to continue current projects if re-elected

Published 12:05 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rowan County Commissioner Mike Caskey hopes to continue current projects and advocate for the emergency services community if re-elected to a second term.

Caskey, 43, is a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2012. He previously served on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education and Rowan County Planning Board.

He filed on Dec. 3 to run for re-election as part of the March 2016 primaries. So far Caskey and Commissioner Craig Pierce are the only ones to file for the county’s top elected board.

Caskey said he hopes to continue projects the current crop of commissioners have already started. Specific areas Caskey said he’s interested in include: public safety, veterans services, maintaining a good relationship with the Rowan-Salisbury school board and economic development.

Before becoming a Charlotte police officer, he worked at Wachovia. He also worked in textiles and served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College and has a master’s degree in business administration from Montreat College a private, Christian, liberal arts school near Asheville.

Caskey has been a member of the Enochville Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners for a number of years.

He attends Piedmont Baptist Church.

He and his wife Melissa live in Enochville and have two daughters and one son.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246