Roy Cooper Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career

Roy Cooper is us governor of North Carolina since 2017 know all about Roy Cooper Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career.

Roy Cooper Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career
Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper Biography

Quick Facts

Name Roy Cooper
Category Governor
Birthday 1957-06-13
Spouse Kristin Bernhardt
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, JD)
Country / Nationality United States
State / Province North Carolina
Party Democratic
Net Worth $ 12.2 Million

Roy Asberry Cooper III is an American attorney and politician serving as the 75th governor of North Carolina since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 49th attorney general of North Carolina from 2001 to 2016. He also served in the North Carolina General Assembly in both the House of Representatives (1987–1991) and Senate (1991–2001).

Cooper defeated Republican incumbent Pat McCrory for the governorship in a close race in the 2016 election. On December 5, McCrory conceded the election, making Cooper the first challenger to defeat a sitting governor in the states history. Cooper took office on January 1, 2017. The Republican-dominated legislature passed bills in a special session before he took office to reduce the power of the governors office. The legislature has overridden several of his vetoes of legislation. Cooper was reelected in 2020, defeating Republican nominee and incumbent Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.


Roy Cooper Net Worth

Roy Cooper Net Worth is $ 12.2 Million in 2022.

Roy Cooper Family, Parents

Roy Asberry Cooper III was born on June 13, 1957, in Nashville, North Carolina to Beverly Batchelor and Roy Asberry Cooper II. His mother was a teacher and his father a lawyer.

Roy Cooper Wife, Children

Roy Cooper is married to Kristin Cooper, who worked as a guardian ad litem for foster children in Wake County. They have three daughters.


Roy Cooper Career and Achievement

State Legislature

After practicing law with his familys law firm for a number of years, Cooper was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1986. He was appointed to the North Carolina Senate in 1991 to serve the remainder of a term of a senator who had vacated his seat. In 1997, he was elected as Democratic majority leader of the State Senate. He continued to practice law as the managing partner of Fields & Cooper in Rocky Mount and Nashville, North Carolina.

North Carolina Attorney General


Cooper was elected North Carolina attorney general in November 2000 and took office on January 6, 2001. he was reelected in 2004. Cooper was mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for governor in 2008, but decided to run for reelection as attorney general instead. He was easily reelected, defeating Republican Bob Crumley and garnering more votes than any other statewide candidate in the 2008 attorney general election.

Both state and national Democrats attempted to recruit him to run against Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr in 2010, but he declined. In 2012, politicians suggested him as a possible candidate for governor of North Carolina after incumbent Governor Bev Perdue announced her retirement, but Cooper declined to run. His political consultant announced in 2011 that Cooper would seek a fourth term in 2012. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election. In the November 2012 elections, Cooper received 2,828,941 votes.


Governor of North Carolina



Cooper ran for governor of North Carolina in the 2016 election against incumbent Republican Pat McCrory. In March 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act—commonly known as "House Bill 2"—which McCrory signed into law. Numerous corporations began boycotting the state in protest of the law, cancelling job investment and expansion plans. Cooper denounced the law as unconstitutional and refused to defend it in court in his capacity as attorney general.

As a result of the economic damage the law caused, McCrorys approval rating fell dramatically in the months before the election. When initial election results showed Cooper leading, McCrory claimed without evidence that the election had been manipulated by voter fraud. Recounts resulted in slightly higher margins of victory for Cooper and after an extended legal battle, McCrory conceded the election on December 5. Out of 4.7 million total ballots, Cooper won by 10,227 votes.


On December 5, 2019, Cooper announced his candidacy for reelection. He won the November 3 election, defeating Republican nominee Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.

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