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Cassidy announces campaign for county judge-executive

Mike Cassidy, a 17-year veteran employee of the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, announces his campaign for Judge-Executive.

“I began my career with the Fiscal Court at the very bottom of the ladder and with hard work and dedication I was able to climb to the top,” Cassidy said. “During my career with Fiscal Court I have served as the Director of Animal Care and Control, Director of Environmental Services, Director of Public Services and currently Director of Home Incarceration and Drug Monitoring at the Detention Center. I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with nearly every department within the county government which I feel gives me the advantage of hands on experience. During my career with the Fiscal Court I have secured $911,288 in grant funds for programs like recycling, environmental cleanups, fire department equipment, rescue equipment, building construction, roadside litter programs, hazardous waste cleanups, flood damage cleanup, waste tire cleanups and parks and recreation projects.”

Cassidy has also served with the Jessamine County Fire District for the past 18 years and is currently the Administrative Major for the District.

“The Fire District was my first experience in public service and is where I discovered that I wanted to make a career serving Jessamine County,” Cassidy said. “With my current rank and the two years that I served on the district’s Board of Trustees I have gained valuable experience in managing a budget of over $1,000,000 and the experience of handling personnel issues. I have decided to run for Jessamine County Judge Executive because I want to make a real and lasting difference in our community. I am ready to lead our County and make the changes that are necessary to ensure that our families have bright futures.”

Cassidy lives on Sugar Creek Pike in Nicholasville with his wife Tara Rhorer Cassidy and their two children; Addison, 9; and Carter, 4.