Stan Cooper

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Stan Cooper
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Wyoming State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State House
2003-2004
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University, 1967
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1940
Place of birthMcKeesport, PA
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Stan Cooper (b. September 21, 1940) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Cooper served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 20 from 2003 to 2004.

Biography

Cooper earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Utah State University in 1967. He worked as an Electrical Technician for the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1962. After earning his degree, he worked as a manager for Central Data Corporation from 1967 to 1971. He went on to become owner of Sublette Electric, Incorporated in 1971. He worked in this position until 1994.

Cooper served as a Councilman for Kemmerer City Council from 1982 to 1988. He then served as County Commissioner for Lincoln County, Wyoming from 1995 to 2002.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cooper served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cooper served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cooper served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Cooper won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 14. Cooper defeated Lyle Williams in the August 21st primary election and defeated John Vincent Love (Wyoming Country Party) on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Country John Vincent Love 12.6% 978
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStan Cooper Incumbent 87% 6,766
     Write-Ins Various 0.4% 30
Total Votes 7,774
Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStan Cooper Incumbent 71.6% 2,140
Lyle Williams 28.4% 847
Total Votes 2,987

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cooper won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 14. He ran unopposed.[3]

Stan Cooper raised $4,150 for his campaign.[4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stan Cooper (R) 7,250

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cooper is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cooper raised a total of $34,402 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Stan Cooper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Won $13,975
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Won $4,150
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 14 Won $12,118
2002 Wyoming State House, District 20 Won $4,159
Grand Total Raised $34,402

2012

Cooper won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $13,975.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stan Cooper's campaign in 2012
Wyoming Public Employees Association$1,000
Wyoming Realtors Association$1,000
Farmers Insurance Group$1,000
Black Hills Corp.$800
Petroleum Association of Wyoming$750
Total Raised in 2012$13,975
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Cooper won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $4,150.

2004

Cooper won election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $12,118.

2002

Cooper won election to the Wyoming State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $4,159.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Stan Cooper endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wyoming

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2012

In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[7]

Legislators are scored on "whether they support or inhibit liberty."

2011

In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[9] Cooper received a score of 41% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 15th out of 31 members of the Wyoming State Senate. Although there are 30 members of the Senate, a 31st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Cooper and his wife, Julie, have five children.

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