Jim Cooper at a glance
Background: He was born in France, the son of
an U.S. Air Force man who ended his career at Mather Air Force Base
in Sacramento. Cooper grew up in Rancho Cordova and moved to Elk
Grove once he started his career.
Family: He is married to Kristen and has four
daughters, ages 14 to 23.
Career: Has worked for the Sacramento County
Sheriff’s Department for 25 years; is currently a commander.
Education: Master’s degree in organizational
leadership from St. Mary’s College; attended the FBI National
Community activities and board memberships: Elk
Grove City Council member for 14 years; served on board of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area, the Children’s
Receiving Home of Sacramento, the Boys and Girls Club, and WINN (a
homeless teen outreach organization in Sacramento). Named past Man
of the Year by both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Elk Grove
citizens. Built the Elk Grove softball league, where he is a coach,
from 400 participants to 700.
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:44 pm
Ninth District State Assembly candidate Jim Cooper has received the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, he announced in a press release this week.
The endorsement comes after Cooper finished first in the June primary election. He will run against Darrell Fong in November.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:44 pm.