Jim Cooper

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Jim Cooper currently serves the 5th Congressional district of Tennessee

James Hayes Shofner "Jim Cooper, a Democrat, has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Cooper was born July 19, 1954 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He is the son of former governor of Tennessee Prentice Cooper. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, University of Oxford and the Harvard University Law School.

In 1982, he won the Democratic primary for the new 4th Congressional District, which had been created when Tennessee gained a district after the 1980 census.

In 1994, Cooper left the U.S. House and ran unsuccessfully for the Senate for the seat left open when Al Gore was elected Vice President. He lost to Republican attorney and actor Fred Thompson in an overwhelming landslide, receiving well under 40% of the vote.

Cooper got another opportunity to run for the U.S. House in 2002 when Fifth District Congressman Bob Clement decided to run for Thompson's Senate seat in 2002 after Thompson opted not to run for a second full term. Cooper entered the Democratic primary along with several other prominent local Democrats. Cooper won the primary with 44 percent of the vote, all but assuring him of a return to Congress after an eight-year absence. He won handily in November and was reelected almost as easily in 2004 against a Republican who ran only a token campaign and disavowed his party's national ticket. Given the heavy Democratic tilt of the 5th, it is very unlikely that Cooper will face a serious or well-funded Republican opponent in the forseeable future.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Cooper’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Cooper. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1536 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4311
Fax: 202-226-1035
Web Email
Website

District Office - Mount Juliet:
2598 North Mount Juliet Road, Suite 100
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: 615-773-2305
Fax: 615-773-2307

District Office - Nashville:
706 Church Street, Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-736-5295
Fax: 615-736-7479

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Roles and Missions Panel, House Roles and Missions Panel/Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Roles and Missions Panel/Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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No
Previous Political Work?
U.S. House of Representatives, 1982 - 1994,Date Re-elected to the House: November 5, 2002
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District Offices:
1. 2598 North Mount Juliet Road, Suite 100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: 615-773-2305 / Fax: 615-773-2307
2. 706 Church Street, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-736-5295 / Fax: 615-736-7479




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Date of Birth: June 19, 1954