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Sharon Cooper
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Georgia House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1968
Master'sUniversity of South Florida, 1970
OtherRN, Saint Mary's School of Nursing, 1964
Personal
BirthdayOctober 23, 1942
Place of birthHouston, TX
ProfessionVP/Business Manager, J.T. Cooper MC PC
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Sharon Cooper is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Cooper's professional experience includes working as the Vice-President/Business Manager of J.T. Cooper MC PC, Assistant Director of the Hall School of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Breneau College, and Instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at the Gordon Keller School of Nursing.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Regulated Industries
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Sharon Cooper endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Sharon M. Cooper was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cooper ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 43. Cooper ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Cooper ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Cooper Incumbent 100% 19,804
Total Votes 19,804

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cooper defeated Diane Lore (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives District 41 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Cooper Incumbent 66.9% 9,100
     Democratic Diane Lore 33.1% 4,502
Total Votes 13,602

She defeated Calvin Rhodes in the July 20 primary by a margin of 2,866-1,764.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 41 Republican Primary Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Cooper Incumbent 61.9% 2,866
Calvin Rhodes 38.1% 1,764
Total Votes 4,630

2008

In 2008 Cooper was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 41. Cooper (R) ran unopposed and finished with 15,686 votes.[8] She raised $189,414 for her campaign fund.[9]


Georgia House of Representatives District 41 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Cooper Incumbent 100% 15,686
Total Votes 15,686

2006

On November 7, 2006, Cooper won re-election to District 41 of the Georgia House of Representatives against Zachary H. Smith (D).[10]

Georgia House of Representatives District 41 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Cooper Incumbent 66.6% 7,800
     Democratic Zachary H. Smith 33.4% 3,908
Total Votes 11,708

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cooper is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Cooper raised a total of $1,044,659 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 23, 2013.[11]

Sharon Cooper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 43 Won $170,959
2010 Georgia State House, District 41 Won $182,855
2008 Georgia State House, District 41 Won $189,414
2006 Georgia State House, District 41 Won $184,705
2004 Georgia State House, District 41 Won $121,738
2002 Georgia State House, District 30 Won $23,845
2000 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $49,855
1998 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $46,565
1996 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $74,723
Grand Total Raised $1,044,659

2012

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $170,959.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Cooper's campaign in 2012
Georgia Hospital Association$5,000
Cooper, Sharon$3,917
Georgia Dental Association$3,700
Georgia Healthcare Association$3,500
Georgia Medical Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$170,959
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $182,855.

2008

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $189,414.

2006

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $184,705.

2004

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $121,738.

2002

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $23,845.

2000

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $49,855.

1998

Cooper won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $46,565.

1996

Cooper won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Cooper raised a total of $74,723.

Personal

Cooper is a member of the American Business Womens Association, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Board, Congregations for Affordable Housing Board, Coverdell Leadership Institute Board of Directors, High Museum of Art Board, and the Historic Oakland Cemetery Board.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Carson (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 43
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 41
1997–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Smith (R)