Roy Cooper

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Roy Cooper
75th Governor of North Carolina
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
LieutenantDan Forest
Mark Robinson
Preceded byPat McCrory
48th Attorney General of North Carolina
In office
January 7, 2001 – January 1, 2017
GovernorMike Easley
Bev Perdue
Pat McCrory
Preceded byMike Easley
Succeeded byJosh Stein
Personal details
Roy Asberry Cooper III

(1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 66)
Nashville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceExecutive Mansion
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill
(BA, JD)

Roy Asberry Cooper III (born June 13, 1957)[source?] is an American politician. He is currently the 75th Governor of North Carolina. He served as the Attorney General of North Carolina from 2001 to 2017. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate. Cooper is a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

He ran for Governor of North Carolina in the 2016 election against incumbent Pat McCrory.[1] On December 5, McCrory conceded the election, making Cooper the first challenger to defeat a sitting governor in North Carolina since 1850.[2] Cooper took office as the 75th governor of North Carolina on January 1, 2017.[3] The Republican-dominated legislature passed bills in a special session before he took office to reduce his power. The legislature has overridden several of his vetoes of legislation. He was reelected in 2020 against his own lieutenant, Dan Forest.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Attorney General Announces Candidacy For Governor". Charlotte Observer. November 6, 2014. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. Dalesio, Emery. "North Carolina Gov. McCrory Concedes He Lost Re-Election Bid". ABC News.
  3. McCrory concedes in North Carolina