By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, May 29, St. Clair County Republican voters gathered in a candidates’ forum in Pell City at the Pell City Civic Center Complex to hear from candidates in the upcoming Republican Party Primary.
At the forum, The Alabama Political Reporter talked briefly with Thomas Casson (R) from Lee County, who is running for Alabama’s Third Congressional District. Casson is challenging incumbent, Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks, because he said that Rep. Rogers has served for twelve years and “I like term limits. I think we need some fresh air.”
Casson said that you won’t be seeing him in TV commercials, hearing any radio ads of his, and he has no signs but that he would appreciate votes on Tuesday. Casson said that if he is elected he would serve not more than eight years.
Casson said in a written statement, “The U.S. has one of the largest taxation burdens on corporations. I will fight to reduce the tax burden on corporations to that they can and will move back into the United States and employ legal U.S. citizens.”
Casson wrote, “The federal government is too large. I will fight to give the power back to individual seats especially in the area of education.”
Casson was at the event to campaign but was not one of the speakers, which featured two Alabama State Senate districts (11 and 17), the Alabama House District 30 race, the Chairman of the St. Clair County Commission race, and the race for St. Clair County Tax Assessor.
Casson and his wife have five children.
Representative Mike Rogers was elected in 2002, when then incumbent Congressman Bob Riley (R) vacated the East Alabama Congressional seat to challenge Gov. Don Seigelman (D) for Alabama’s governorship.
The Republican Party Primary is on Tuesday, June 3.
Thomas Casson has been endorsed by the Alabama Republican Assembly.