Stewart Cathey Jr., a Republican from Monroe, recently announced his plans to become a candidate for the 33rd District of the State Senate.
The Senate district encompasses portions of Ouachita, Morehouse, Union, West Carroll, Lincoln, and Claiborne Parishes and is currently represented by state Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe. Walsworth, who is term-limited, cannot campaign for re-election.
Cathey is a lifelong resident of Ouachita Parish.
“After being encouraged by numerous friends, neighbors, and business colleagues to run for this seat, I am officially kicking off my campaign today. I love Louisiana, which is why I have chosen to make it my home,” Cathey said. “Over the past several years, Louisiana has faced a number of challenges. It will take new ideas, a fresh vision, and youthful energy to overcome the challenges of the past and forge together onward to a safe and prosperous future. I hope that you will join me and let’s send the next generation of leaders to Baton Rouge.”
He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a managing partner of the Cathey Group. In addition to serving as managing partner, he also manages the Cathey Group’s commercial and agricultural real estate holdings.
Cathey is a member of and attends church services at First West.
Cathey is actively involved in several area non-profits. He has served on the boards of the YMCA, Warrior Foundation, and Monroe Kiwanis and is very active in other organizations at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Cathey, a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, is a decorated combat veteran of the Global War on Terror who volunteered for multiple tours to Afghanistan (2009 & 2016).
Adam Terry, Chief of Staff to former 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander has also been hired as General Consultant.
The campaign fundraising efforts will be led by Allee Bautsch and the Bautsch Group.
“We have put a team together of the brightest minds in politics that bring a fresh approach to campaigns just as I plan to do when I’m elected to the Senate 33,” Cathey stated.
Wade Bishop, of West Monroe, also is campaigning for the Senate’s 33rd District.