The organ has been named the Sir Elton John and Ray Cooper Organ, and was heard for the first time on 7 October 2013. In a greeting to Cooper on his 70th birthday, John's website stated that when Elton composed the song "Tambourine" for his 2016 Wonderful Crazy Night album, he made sure to bring in Cooper to play the instrument on the track.
Roy Asberry Cooper III (born June 13, 1957) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 75th and current Governor of North Carolina since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th Attorney General of North Carolina from 2001 to 2016.
Ray Cooper, also known as Chopper, is an English/Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Sweden Contents 1 Initial musical collaborations and session work
The governor would also choose two members on each county board. Republicans would choose the other two members. The bill also made state Supreme Court elections partisan. (House vote: 63-27 vote; Senate vote: 26-12.) December 5, 2016: Gov. McCrory (R) conceded his bid for re-election to Roy Cooper (D).
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1979)
- November 8, 2016
- University of North Carolina School of Law (1982)
The 2016 United States Senate election in Colorado was held November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Colorado, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
The 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of North Carolina, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to one-third of the United States Senate and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Cooper defeated Cissy Baker, an editor in Washington for CNN and the daughter of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, with 66% of the vote. Cooper was reelected five more times with little substantive opposition, running unopposed in 1986 and 1988.
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As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general provides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions, writes legal opinions and litigates in criminal appeals cases. North Carolina has been under Republican trifecta control since Governor Pat McCrory(R) assumed office in 2013. A Republican had not won election to the office of attorney general in North Carolina in over 100 years. Four-term incumbent Roy Cooper (D) did not run for re-election, having chosen instead to challenge incumbent Pat McCrory (R) in the 2016 gubernatorial race. State Sen. Buck Newton defeated Jim O'Neill in the March 15 Republican primary election. Former state Sen. Josh Stein, who resigned from his senate seat to pursue the attorney general's office, defeated Marcus W. Williamsin the Democratic primary election. Newton and Stein competed for the seat in the November 8 general election. Stein had a significant fundraising lead over Newton as of pre-prim...
Incumbent Roy Cooper
Though eligible, incumbent Attorney General Roy Cooper declined to seek re-election, choosing instead to run for the governorship. Cooper was first elected in 2000 after easily defeating Republican Dan Boyce. He went on to also easily defeat Republican challengers Joe Knott and Bob Crumbly in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He ran unopposedin 2012. Prior to his tenure as attorney general, Cooper had served ten years in the State Senate and four years in the North Carolina House.
Party control in North Carolina
1. 1.1. See also: Party control of North Carolina state government North Carolina had been under Republican trifecta control since Governor Pat McCrory (R) assumed office in 2013. This represented a fairly rapid shift in partisan control for the state, which had been under Democratic trifecta control as recently as 2010. North Carolina's electoral votes went to the Republican presidential candidate in every election cycle since 1980, with the exception of 2008 when the state voted to elect Ba...
The 2016 race for North Carolina attorney general was open due to incumbent Roy Cooper's decision to run for governor. Cooper, a Democrat first elected to the position in 2000, has won four consecutive terms as the state's chief legal official. In his most recent bid for re-election, in 2012, Cooper ran unopposed in both the primary and general election. The popular long-time attorney general was critical of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory since McCrory succeeded Democrat Beverly Perduein 2012. C...
1. 1.1. Main article: Political spending not controlled by candidates or their campaigns Groups unaffiliated with candidates or campaigns—such as political action committees, super PACs, nonprofit public welfare organizations, and labor unions—often spend money to influence the outcome of an election. This satellite spending can take the form of express advocacy, which encourages votes for or against a candidate, or issue advocacy, which supports broad political or social issues. Some groups...
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The attorney general of North Carolina is an elected constitutional office in the executive branch of the North Carolina state government. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney generalprovides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions, writes legal opinions and litigates in criminal appeals cases. The attorney general is elected in presidential election years and has no term limit.
This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on North Carolina, click here. In few states today is the political climate more polarized between Democrats and Republicans, andbetween urban and suburban areas, than in North Carolina. Bolstered by rapid population growth fromother states, North Carolina has become a hard-fought presidential battleground, but skirmishes over thedirection of the state government have proven to be even more intense. In the early republic, when Virginia and South Carolina produced statesmen and spokesmen, and hadgrand plantation cultures, North Carolina was often called a valley of humility between two mountainsof conceit. It joined the Confederacy only after those two neighbors did so. After the Civil War, NorthCarolina develo...
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