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.
(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). Cooper received 49.02% of the vote to McCrory's 48.80%. McCrory lost the race by 10,263 votes. Prior to the 2016 elections, Republicans controlled the Senate, House, and governor's office.
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1979)
- November 8, 2016
- University of North Carolina School of Law (1982)
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North Carolina had been under Republican trifecta control after Governor Pat McCrory (R) assumed office in 2013 and became the state's first Republican governor in 20 years. This represented a shift in partisan control for the state, which had been under Democratictrifecta control in 2010. McCrory sought a second term in office. Four-term Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) won the Democratic primary election and competed with McCrory in the general election. Libertarian candidate Lon Vernon Cecilran for the governor’s seat as well. Polls had Cooper and McCrory neck-and-neck, with Cooper usually leading McCrory by a few points. As of the end of the second quarter, Cooper had raised nearly $2 million more in campaign contributions than McCrory. Satellite spending groups spent millions of dollars in support of both candidates. Though the race still had an overall rating of Toss-up, it grew more competitive over time, with two of the five political ratings that Ballotpedia tracks changing...
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McCrory pledged to continue increasing job growth, lowering corporate taxes, maintaining a flat-rate income tax, increasing teacher pay, improving customer service in government agencies, improving state infrastructure, and opposing federal environmental regulations. His Democratic opponent Roy Coopercalled for increased funding for education, greater emphasis on job creation, expanding Medicaid, promoting investments in renewable energy, and repealing North Carolina's voter ID law. Libertari...
1. 1.1. Main article: Governor of North Carolina The governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the occupant of the highest state office in North Carolina. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The 74th governor was Republican Pat McCrory. McCrory defeated Walter Dalton (D) in the 2012 general election. He assumed officeon January 5, 2013. Prior to the...
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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Cooper entered the 5th district Democratic primary along with several other candidates, including Davidson County Sheriff Gayle Ray, Tennessee's first female sheriff, and state legislator John Arriola. Cooper won the primary with 47% of the vote and went on to win the general election easily.
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