Dr. Bill Cassidy
Congressman Bill Cassidy is a lifelong public servant. He is a physician, a teacher, a community leader, a father and a husband.
As an associate professor of medicine with Louisiana State University, Bill has provided care for uninsured patients and taught doctors in training at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge for over twenty years.
Bill co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, a clinic which provides free dental and health care to the working uninsured. Bill also created a private-public partnership to vaccinate 36,000 children in the Greater Baton Rouge area against Hepatitis B at no cost to schools or parents. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bill led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility, providing basic health care to hurricane evacuees.
Raised in Baton Rouge, Bill is the fourth son of Jim and Betty Cassidy. He attended Tara High School, LSU and LSU Medical School. His brothers are Jim, David and Steve.
He is married to Laura Cassidy, who is a retired general surgeon specializing in breast cancer. Bill and Laura attend church at the Chapel on the Campus and they have three children.
Before his election to serve Louisiana's Sixth District in the House of Representatives, Bill served in the Louisiana State Senate.
In the U.S. House, Bill serves on the Energy & Commerce Committee and serves on the following subcommittees: 1) Health, 2) Energy and Power and 3) Environment and the Economy. He serves as an Assistant Whip for the House Republican Conference. His legislative focus is health care, energy and coastal restoration.