Michael Cathey – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

As an Alderman in local government, past Director of Elections in state government, minister and businessman, I have been blessed with a unique set of qualifications to serve effectively as your State Senator.

As an Alderman, I have over 25 years of experience in setting priorities and developing balanced budgets, promoting economic development, improving infrastructure, building up communities and working to open the doors of opportunities for all of our citizens.

As past Director of Elections at the Mississippi Secretary of State office, I have experience in working through the state legislative process in the senate and house. Some of our major successes were working with state senators and representatives to reform outdated election laws and the passing and implementation of mail-in voter registration.

As a minister for over 30 years, I have learned how to listen to the suggestions and problems of people. Through listening, understanding is developed and solutions are found. My value system is based on Christian principles.

As a businessman, I understand job creation and how to market Panola and Tate County to attract new jobs to our community.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Hometown Senatobia, MS

Married 29 years to Shirley Wooten Cathey

Two adult sons Michael C. Cathey & Myron C. Cathey

Son of Ruth Davis Cathey and the late Melvin C. Cathey

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

B.S. in Political Science, University of Mississippi

A.A., Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia City Schools

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Former Business Owner, Subway Restaurants

Past Director of Elections, Mississippi Secretary of State Office

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Advisory Council, National League of Cities 2002-Present

Board of Directors, National League of Cities, 2000-2001

Board of Directors, North Deltal Planning and Development District

Board of Directors, Mid-State Opportunities

Past Mississippi Municipal League, Board of Directors

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Alderman/Vice Mayor of Senatobia (first elected in 1981)

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Minister, Senatobia Church of Christ

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

As an Alderman in local government, past Director of Elections in state government, minister and businessman, I have been blessed with a unique set of qualifications to serve effectively as your State Senator.

As an Alderman, I have over 25 years of experience in setting priorities and developing balanced budgets, promoting economic development, improving infrastructure, building up communities and working to open the doors of opportunities for all of our citizens.

As past Director of Elections at the Mississippi Secretary of State office, I have experience in working through the state legislative process in the senate and house. Some of our major successes were working with state senators and representatives to reform outdated election laws and the passing and implementation of mail-in voter registration.

As a minister for over 30 years, I have learned how to listen to the suggestions and problems of people. Through listening, understanding is developed and solutions are found. My value system is based on Christian principles.

As a businessman, I understand job creation and how to market Panola and Tate County to attract new jobs to our community.

Source: www.facebook.com/michaelcatheyforsenate#!/michaelcatheyforsenate (08/01/2011)

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