Jody Cooley

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Jody Cooley
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U.S. House, Georgia, District 9
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Jody Cooley was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Georgia. Cooley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. He lost to Doug Collins in the general election.[1]


Cooley is a partner in the Gainesville law firm Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, and has practiced business and corporate law in Gainesville for 25 years.[2]



See also: Georgia's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cooley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 9th District. Cooley won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[3] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of May 25, 2012. The primary elections were held on July 31, 2012. Cooley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He was defeated by Doug Collins (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Georgia District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jody Cooley 23.8% 60,052
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Collins 76.2% 192,101
Total Votes 252,153
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Breakdown of the source of Cooley's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Cooley lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Cooley's campaign committee raised a total of $75,795 and spent $75,156.[4]


Cooley has been married for 25 years to Lora who is a Pre-school Special Education teacher in the Hall County School System. Cooley has two college age daughters: a Junior at Georgia Tech, a Freshman at University of Georgia.

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