Meet Casey Hood
Candidate for Tennessee State Senate – 24th District
Casey L. Hood was born on October 31, 1970, in Obion County TN, and he is proud of his Northwest Tennessee heritage. Casey is the son of Richard L. Hood and Betty A. Hood of Obion, TN where Casey has been a life-long resident. He graduated from Obion County Central High School in 1988 and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin from 1988-1990 with a focus on Civil Engineering. Casey has one Sister, Connie Travis of Troy TN, the mother of Carlie Little Kendall, Parker Little and Preston Little.
His father’s family originally hailed from the Rives, TN area of Obion County. Casey’s paternal grandfather was Bill Hood, now deceased, and his paternal grandmother is Cordelia Cole who still resides on the family farm outside of Obion, TN. Casey’s father has one brother, Kenneth Hood of Obion, and three sisters, Toni Boone of Obion, Patricia Bobo of Union City, and Rhonda Hood from Obion.
His mother’s family (formally Betty A. Butler) is originally from the Mason Hall area of Obion County. She has one sister, Nancy Covington of Obion, and two brothers, Kenneth Butler (now deceased) of McKenzie TN and Ricky Butler from Kenton, TN.
Casey married Andrea Noelle Davidson of Byrdstown, TN on July 17th, 1993. They have 2 daughters, Halie L. Hood (26) who is currently employed at The Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Union City TN and Lindy P. Hood (22) who is currently a full-time student at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Noelle has been employed by the United States Postal Service since 1994. She began her career in Dyersburg, TN and has served as Post Master in Rives, Hornbeak, Kenton, Troy, and Union City, TN. She is currently stationed in Greenfield, TN.
Noelle’s mother, Linda Prather Davidson, is originally from Union City, TN and was the only daughter of James and Joy Prather, each now deceased. Her father is Kendall Davidson of Byrdstown, TN. Noelle has one sister, Amber Davidson, who is co-owner of Davidson’s Discount Drug Store with Kendall in Byrdstown and one brother, Eric Davidson, currently of Arizona.
In 1990, Casey became managing partner and co-owner of Hood Plumbing Co., LLC (formally Hood Plumbing Co.), a family business established in 1969. Over the years, he has operated in Obion, Gibson, and Weakly Counties of this Senate District. Additionally, Casey has functioned as a Professional Waterfowl Guide on Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee for over 24 years -- all the while heavily promoting tourism and commerce in the area to help stimulate the economy for local business owners.
Casey became a Master Mason in Western Sun Lodge #88 in Troy, TN, on June 29, 2009, served as Worshipful Master in 2011, and was elected in 2012 as Secretary and served until 2016. In 2014, he affiliated and has Plural membership with Richland Lodge #748 in Rosemark, TN. Masonic accomplishments include the following: First Recipient of the TN Grand Lodge Masonic Light Award, Special Projects Coordinator to the Widow and Orphan’s Home Board of Control (2010-2011), District 3 Chairman (2012-2014), Director of the Tennessee Child Identification Program (2014-2016), recipient of the 2014 Tennessee Grand Lodge John B. Arp Award, serving as Board Member of Masonic Child Identification Program International (a non-profit 501c-3 corporation whose sole purpose was to ensure that every parent has an opportunity to receive a comprehensive Child Identification Packet free of charge) from 2014-2016, and becoming President and CEO from 2016-2019. Thru his Masonic endeavors he has been involved in charitable endeavors that have raised over 1 billion to benefit various charities which include, but not limited to.:
· The Shriners Hospitals for Children,
· Rite Aid Clinics,
· Autism Aid and Awareness
· TN Widows and Orphans Fund,
· KT Eye Research Foundation,
· and Alzheimer’s Research -- just to name a few.
During his Masonic career, Casey has been afforded many commendations and awards, the most impressive of which is being elected and serving as The Grand Master of Masons for The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee in 2017, [a position only held by 181 men in history including former President of the United States Andrew Jackson].
In 2019, he was afforded the position of Interim State Representative for District 77 by the Obion County Commission after the Honorable Bill Sanderson’s resignation. He remained in that position until the Honorable Rusty Grills was elected to fulfill the remainder of the 111 General Assembly.
Casey is a Conservative in every respect whose track record of business practices and civic engagement proves that his motives are always centered around assisting others who are in need.
A message from Casey Hood
“The opportunity to serve as interim State Representative provided an avenue of service to my fellow man that I never thought would be available, I seek the position of State Senator for District 24 to ensure that our Conservative Northwest Tennessee values are preserved and ultimately reflected in our State Legislature and the Laws which they enact.
I believe it is God’s right to chose which child lives and which does not, it is not for man to usurp his prerogative and condone the taking of a life of an unborn child.
I wholeheartedly believe in the Constitution of the United States of America and will never countenance any change to the Second Amendment and will always defend its premise!
I am a true supporter of our Public Schools and our Teachers. We entrust them every day to educate, protect and help raise our children. To that end, I believe that our teachers are undervalued and will always work diligently to improve our public schools and the salary that our teachers receive.
Having a construction background and having experience as a small business owner gives me a unique perspective on how important the completion of I69 is to Northwest Tennessee. I will work continually with Senator Jackson, Representative Grills, Representative Holt, and Representative Griffey to ensure a timely completion is sought. All the while ensuring that our local and state law enforcement agencies are adequately prepared for the increase in the responsibilities that each will obtain once the project is completed.”