Sean Casey was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. He has been named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Casey was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and educated at St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie Law School. His first prominent role in politics came when he served as President of the PEI Liberal Party from 2003 to 2007.
When four-term incumbent Shawn Murphy announced his intention not to run in the next election, Casey announced his candidacy. He was unopposed for the nomination, and won the general election with nearly 40 per cent of the vote.
Casey is a lawyer by trade, having dedicated fifteen years to working as a Partner with Stewart McKelvey before entering federal politics in 2011. In 2008, he became Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey and was appointed Queen’s Counsel that same year.
He has been an active member of his community for many years, supporting economic initiatives in Charlottetown and abroad. He served as President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of First Angel Network, an organization dedicated to helping emerging Atlantic businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground.
He is married to Kathleen Casey, an MLA in Prince Edward Island.