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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Mesquite Councilmember Jeff Casper listed in Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

Casper DBJ 2019 40 Under 40

Source: Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Business Journal – March 22, 2019 – Jeff Casper is the youngest councilmember to ever be elected in his hometown of Mesquite.

Casper first took office in 2015, and works as an educator at West Mesquite High School, after earning a master’s at University of Texas at Arlington.

During his time on the city council, Casper has not only worked to regulate payday lenders in Mesquite, but has worked to move the city’s elections from May to November and to install single-member districts. 

Casper, who calls former Texas Governor Ann Richards his dream mentor, lives in Mesquite with his wife, Emily, and their three dogs, Monroe, Jackson and Roosevelt, and cat, Kennedy.

He’s currently earning a second master’s in Political Science.


Jeff Casper, 2019 40 Under 40 honoree

Jeff Casper is Councilmember, Place 2 for the City of Mesquite.


What’s something that you can do better than (just about) anybody else? Incorrectly predict endings to tv shows and movies

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Batman, Peyton Manning, or an educator

What do you want to be doing 10 years from now? Fighting for public education

Non-profit or social involvement: Mesquite Animal Pawtners and Dallas County East Democrats

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