Wednesday, May 2, 2012
After practicing law in Scranton, Casey was elected Auditor General in 1996. He was reelected in 2000. Term limited, he then ran and was elected State Treasurer in 2004. He was sought out by Senate Democratic leaders to run against incumbent Senator Rick Santorum in 2006, and was an easy victor in a nationally observed contest.
In the Senate, Casey serves on the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee Foreign Relations, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Special Committee on Aging, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Senator Casey has been especially focused on jobs, the economy and U.S. trade policies with China. He led the recent fight in the Senate to extend unemployment benefits and to continue the extension of Social Security tax cuts.
Casey's visit is being sponsored by The Center for Politics and Public Affairs, the Government Department, and the New College House. Senator Pat Toomey has also been invited to visit campus in the fall.
This event is open to F&M students and FPS only.