Causey ran for the office previously and once served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Independent Auto Body Association (IABA). He was a registered lobbyist in North Carolina for the IABA, the North Carolina Autobody and Glass Association, and the Automotive Service Association of North Carolina.
He defeated Richard Morgan in a July 17 runoff election for the nomination, earning 57 percent of the vote.
Causey ran as the Republican nominee against former Democratic Insurance Commissioner Jim Long in 2000. He was defeated when Long captured 57 percent of the vote.
In a newspaper interview with the Beaufort Observer in January of this year, Causey said, "One of the main reasons I'm running is that I want to help people who are having problems with insurance companies."
Causey has a website to support his campaign: www.gocausey.com