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Barbara Cooper
Barbara Ward Cooper.jpg
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 86
Incumbent
In office
1996-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Caucus Secretary, Tennessee House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTennessee State University, 1950
Master'sTennessee State University, 1965
Ph.D.Jacksonville Theological Seminary, 1999
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1929
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Cooper (b. August 4, 1929) is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 86. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996. Cooper currently serves as Democratic Secretary.

Biography

Cooper earned her BS in Education from Tennessee State University in 1950. She went on to receive her MS from Tennessee State University in 1963. Cooper later received a PhD in Religious Philosophy in Christian Psychology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in 1999. In 1970, Cooper was a community relation specialist for Southwest Community College. She then worked as an instructor for Southwest Tennessee Community College from 1980 to 1986. She was a parent coordinator for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis City Schools in 1986 and from 1988 to 1994.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways, and Means
Transportation

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: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cooper won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 86. Cooper ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated George T. Edwards (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Cooper Incumbent 76% 16,619
     Republican George Edwards 24% 5,244
Total Votes 21,863

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cooper ran for re-election to the 86th District Seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3] She defeated Republican Harold M. Baker in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Cooper won re-election to the 86th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jim Ryal (D). [5]

Cooper raised $24,182 for her campaign while Edwards raised $0. [6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 86 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Cooper (D) 14,592
George Wdwards III (R) 4,233

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Cooper received $18,976 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Cooper's campaign in 2010
Tennessee Education Association$2,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Curtiss, Charles$1,000
Odom, Gary$1,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $18,976

2008

Cooper raised $24,182 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below. [8]

Donor Amount
Odom PAC $2,000
The Speakers Fund $2,000
Metro Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association $1,500
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee $1,500
Federal Express $1,500

Personal

Cooper has three children and currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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1996–present
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