Casey Hood of Obion is a candidate for the 24th District State Senate seat, which encompasses all of Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley counties.
Hood was born in Obion County in 1970 and said he is proud of his Northwest Tennessee heritage, having lived here his entire life.
He graduated from Obion County Central High School in 1988 and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin before joining his family business.
After college, Hood became a managing partner and co-owner of Hood Plumbing Co., which has been in business since 1969. The company serves customers all over Northwest Tennessee, but mainly Obion, Gibson and Weakley counties.
“I have learned the value of having a strong work ethic and making sure a job is done right. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction,” said Hood.
In addition to being an integral part of the family business, Hood has also served as a professional waterfowl guide on Reelfoot Lake for more than 24 years. This has given him first-hand knowledge of the vast opportunities for promoting tourism in this area.
“When tourism dollars are brought into this region, all businesses benefit. If elected, I pledge to work hard to help bring much needed industry and commerce to our area of Northwest Tennessee,” he said.
Hood recently served as interim state representative for the 77th District.
“During that time, I had an opportunity to meet and talk with people all over Dyer, Lake and Obion counties. I saw first hand the struggles many individuals and businesses were and still are facing. Folks were eager to share their concerns and hopes for the future. I know I can make a difference, and again, if elected, I will work to investigate every avenue for growth for all six counties.”
Besides work, Hood is also very proud of his affiliation with his local Masonic Lodge. Since becoming a Master Mason in Western Sun Lodge 88 in Troy in 2009, he has received many commendations and awards.
His most distinguished honor was being elected to serve as the Grand Master of Masons of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee in 2017, a position only held by 180 men in history, including former U.S. President Andrew Jackson. “Masonry truly enhanced the teachings of Christ for me. Masonry reminded me of the true meaning of charity and that it should never be man’s purpose to be better than his neighbor, only that he should strive each day to be better than himself and that the more that he is blessed by God to have, the more he owes to those who are in need,” he said.
Hood and his wife, Noelle, have two children, and he is a member of the First Baptist Church of Obion.
“My adult life has been dedicated to serving and helping those in need. After serving as interim state representative, I was truly able to comprehend how our state government could improve in providing for our local communities,” said Hood.
“While Northwest Tennessee is my home and is a region with great morals and incredible spirit, not every community and county has the same needs. The people of each county will always be my first and foremost concern. I want to help create a better Northwest Tennessee for the next generation.”
For more information on Hood’s campaign, visit www.caseyhoodforsenate.com.