CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston lawyer, running for the 2nd Congressional District, was named treasurer-elect of the American Bar Association last week.
Nick Casey, who is also the former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, will assume his role as treasurer beginning in August 2014 and hold the position for three years.
Casey is running for the seat that will be vacated by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the U.S. Senate.
After graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law, Casey, 59, became a certified public accountant in 1979.
He said Monday that the position wouldn't interfere with his campaign.
"The responsibilities aren't particularly burdensome, because almost all of them, except a meeting or two, are done electronically now," he said.
Casey is a partner with the firm Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC. He previously served as president of the West Virginia State Bar Association.
"I'm pleased I got elected and more so that they clearly elected Nick Casey from West Virginia," he said, adding the last time a West Virginia attorney held a national position with the association was in the 1930s.
Founded in 1878, the American Bar Association is one of the world's largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 internal or related entities.
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