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also known as Christopher Chad Causey

Legislative staff member

Chad Causey, a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas was the Chief of Staff to the former U.S. Representative Marion Berry, and the 2010 Democratic nominee for Arkansas's 1st congressional district.


Causey was born and raised in Jonesboro, attending school at South Elementary, Annie Camp Junior High, and Jonesboro High School. His mother, Gussi Causey, is a counselor at Jonesboro High School.


Bachelor in History, University Arkansas, 1999. Juris Doctor, Catholic University America, Washington, 2009.


Causey received his BA in History from the University of Arkansas in 1999, and his JD from Catholic University of America in 2009. He worked his way through college on Pell Grants, student loans, and a job scrubbing golf clubs and carts at the local golf course. Causey worked for Congressman Marion Berry, starting as his driver.

He became his legislative assistant in 2001, and his chief of staff in 2006. He has worked on bills with farmers, institutes of higher education, and small businesses. Causey is running against Republican nominee Rick Crawford and Green Party nominee Kenton Adler for the seat of retiring Democratic incumbent Marion Berry.

Bill Clinton as supported Causey, speaking on his behalf on October 13, 2010 in Batesville, urging voters to "watch the game film" and look at the history and the facts. Later that day, Clinton spoke in Causey's hometown of Jonesboro in support of both Causey and Blanche Lincoln. Causey was defeated in the general election by Republican Rick Crawford, the first Democrat to lose the Eastern Arkansas seat since Reconstruction.

Causey collected 43% of the votes to Crawford's 52% and 5% for Green Party nominee Kenton Adler.Less than 1% went to Write-In candidate Mickey Higgins.


Candidate from 1st Congressional district Arkansas United States House of Representatives, 2010.


Married Meredith McNeil, January 1, 2011.

Meredith McNeil