Casey Wardynski, an assistant secretary of the Army under former President Donald Trump, has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District in the 2022 election.
This will be an open seat due to incumbent Congressman Mo Brooks’ decision to run for the state’s open Senate seat.
“I’m running for Congress to continue the work President Trump began,” Wardynski said. “Today, we have leftists and weak Republicans who want higher taxes, who promote the cancel culture, and who refuse to fight back against the socialist movement. That must end. We need a fearless conservative who will fight for North Alabama to make that happen.”
Wardynski served as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs under Trump. His confirmation by the U.S. Senate was effective on Jan. 16, 2019, and he immediately began his service in Trump’s administration.
Prior to his public service as a principal official in the Trump administration, Casey served a 30-year career in the U.S. Army. After graduating from West Point, he entered training as a special weapons officer at Redstone Arsenal. He went on to serve in Germany, the United States and Korea.
From 2011 to 2016, Casey served as superintendent of Huntsville City Schools system, where he turned a $19 million deficit into a surplus of more than $30 million while raising graduation rates from 66 to 88 percent.
“The Swamp set out to destroy President Trump on Day One and block his America First Agenda, but I helped him build the wall and protect our country,” Wardynski said. “Now, Congress is run by radicals who want to remake America, but I’m determined to continue the work that President Trump began: defend the unborn, protect the 2nd Amendment, and finish the wall!”
“I’ve served thirty years in the U.S. Army and I built successful businesses,” Wardynski said. “I graduated from West Point where we swore an oath to defend our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Every step of the way, I fought for the country I love. In the Army we run to the fight, not away from it, and I’ll fight Biden, Pelosi, and AOC every day to do what’s right for North Alabama.”
In the private sector, Wardynski served as CFO and then CEO of FISH Technologies, an industry leader in the marketing event technology field. In 2018, Casey led FISH through a highly successful acquisition by Providence Equity Group. Casey is CEO of Regenesis Stem Cell Center in Huntsville, where he focuses on growing the company into a national center of excellence for high-tech regenerative medical solutions.
Casey and his wife of 34 years, Susan, have three children. After Susan died from cancer, Casey married Karen Lee, a national leader in the treatment of adolescent behavioral health issues. Between them, Casey and Karen have six adult children and five grandchildren, with a sixth on the way.