Casey Elrod announces candidacy for Smith County Commission

September 16, 2020
Release submitted by candidate


To the citizens of Carthage,

My name is Casey Elrod, and I am officially announcing my candidacy for the open seat on the Smith County Commission representing the 6th District. We are blessed to live in a community that not only has scenic beauty and history, but a place that has genuine care and concern for one another.

I am blessed to know many of you, and I look forward to meeting with even more. For those whom I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, I am a life-long resident of Smith County. My father is Jimmy Elrod of Chestnut Mound, and my mother is Cynthia West of Carthage. I am a proud graduate of Smith County High School. I attended Tennessee Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors. I later attended Nashville School of Law and graduated in May of 2017. Following law school, I attended the Trial Lawyers College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming.

I currently practice law with fellow Smith County native Jeff Roberts in Nashville. I married my wife Kelly Bivens Elrod, also of Smith County, in November of 2018.

To say this year has been difficult for our region is an understatement. We have suffered through a devastating tornado outbreak and continue to suffer through the worst pandemic in three generations. So far, our community has been resilient through all of the adversity we have been dealt with.

The coming years will bring new challenges to our community. The full extent of the economic fallout from COVID-19 is still on the horizon. Knowing the challenges ahead, I felt compelled to get involved in public service and make a difference in the advancement and betterment of our beloved county.

The practice of law has afforded me the opportunity to work with and for many folks around the middle Tennessee area. The majority of my clientele consists of blue-collar men and women who have suffered misfortunes and disruption in their lives.  I take great pride in representing my fellow neighbors and friends in their times of need.

I will make this promise to the citizens of Carthage and Smith County as a whole. I will listen to you. I will fight for you. I will always be a phone call or message away.

I humbly ask for your support and vote on November 3rd. Feel free to reach out to me via email at or on Facebook. God Bless.