Stan Cooke

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Stan Cooke
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Alabama Lieutenant Governor
Former Candidate
High schoolDora High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
OtherThe Jewish-Christian Institute
Place of birthJasper, Alabama
ProfessionMission organization president
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Stan Cooke was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in the 2014 elections.[1] Cooke is currently the Founder and President of an international Christian mission organization supporting benevolence programs in Israel.[2]


Cooke is a native of Jasper, Alabama. He holds degrees in Theology, Physical Science, Biblical Studies, English, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education, Family Counseling, Comparative Religion, Education Leadership & Technology and Higher Education Administration.


  • Dora High School
  • Lee University
  • The Jewish-Christian Institute
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham / The University of Alabama (dual degree program}[2]



See also: Alabama Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Cooke ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Alabama. Cooke sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Lieutenant Governor of Alabama Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey Incumbent 61.7% 257,588
Stan Cooke 38.3% 160,023
Total Votes 417,611
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

At his announcement of his candidacy on the steps of the capitol on August 20, 2013, Cooke touched on some areas in which his campaign would focus.

"I have grown increasingly concerned that Alabama's unemployment rate remains high, Obamacare will wreck the economy of this state, economic development for certain parts of the state has been neglected, immigration issues are unresolved, major educational concerns have gone unaddressed, and the current Lt. Governor's mismanagement of the Senate has been a disgrace," Cooke stated.

Cooke has said he is fiscally and socially conservative and his campaign will center on "economic development, real education reform, illegal immigration, faith and family values, states’ rights, and the fight against Obamacare."[3]


Cooke was born to Kyle and Irene Cooke in 1960 and grew up in Smiton, Alabama. Stan Cooke is married to Linda Cooke and they have two daughters; Heather and Heidi.[2]

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