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economist , politician , Member of the Wyoming State Senate , Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives

J. Cale Case, American Economist. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Wyoming College Commerce and Industry, 1989-1990. Commissioner Economics Development Commission, Lander, since 1987. Member American Economics Association, International Association Energy Economics.

Background

Case, J. Cale was born on June 2, 1958 in Lander, Wyoming, United States. Son of George Harold and Mayre Elizabeth (Tangemann) Case.

Education

Cale Case holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wyoming at Laramie and is one of only four Wyoming politicians to have been granted the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus.

Career

Since 1998, Case has served in the Wyoming State Senate. He is considered a principal advocate in Wyoming of individual freedom and limited government. The late U.S. Senator Craig L. Thomas, Sue Wallis, and Frank Peasley are the others.

On December 8, 2007, Case endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, but most of the Wyoming caucus votes, cast early in the season, went to former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, who instead became the party's 2012 presidential nominee. Case voted against legislation approved by the Wyoming Senate which would have forbidden the state from recognizing same-sex marriages deemed legal in other states or countries. Case said that Wyoming has been damaged in the eyes of the nation by the Matthew Shepard case.

"I'm a religious man. I believe in God Almighty. I believe there has to be a separation between the laws of this state and what religious people believe," Case said.

Case is known for his original quotes. In response to a law prohibiting smoking in private businesses, he said: Case often lectures at colleges and other public forums on the advantages of the capitalist system.

Membership

Commissioner Economics Development Commission, Lander, since 1987. Member American Economics Association, International Association Energy Economics.

Connections

Married Shirley Case.

father:
George Harold Case

mother:
Mayre Elizabeth (Tangemann) Case