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Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.)

  • District: 5th District, Nashville
  • Residence: Nashville
  • Born: June 19, 1954; Nashville, Tenn.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Martha Hayes Cooper; three children
  • Education: U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1975 (history & economics); Oxford U., B.A., M.A. 1977 (Rhodes scholar); Harvard U., J.D. 1980
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1983-95; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1994; U.S. House, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (12th term); Also served 1983-95
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Strategic Forces - Ranking Member; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; Government Operations)
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State Information: 5th District, Nashville

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 171,621 65.2%
Brad Staats (R) 86,240 32.8%
John Miglietta (GREEN) 5,222 2%
Sean Puckett (WRI) 12  
2010 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 99,162 56.2%
David Hall (R) 74,204 42.1%
Stephen Collings (I) 584 0.3%
John Smith (I) 533 0.3%
Jackie Miller (I) 444 0.2%
John Miglietta (I) 396 0.2%
Bill Crook (I) 391 0.2%
James Whitfield (I) 333 0.2%
Joe Moore (I) 159 0.1%
Clark Taylor (I) 156 0.1%
2008 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 181,467 65.8%
Gerard Donovan (R) 85,471 31%
Jon Jackson (I) 5,464 2%
John Miglietta (I) 3,196 1.2%
write-in (Write-In) 4  
2006 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 122,919 69%
Thomas Kovach (R) 49,702 27.9%
Ginny Welsch (I) 3,766 2.1%
Scott Knapp (I) 1,755 1%
2004 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 168,970 69.3%
Scott Knapp (R) 74,978 30.7%
write-in (Write-In) 15 0%
2002 general (TN-05 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 108,903 63.7%
Robert Duvall (R) 56,825 33.2%
John Hooker (I) 3,063 1.8%
Johnathan Farley (I) 1,205 0.7%
Jesse Turner (I) 877 0.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 13 0%
1994 special (U.S. senator) Fred Thompson (R) 885,998 60.4%
Jim Cooper (D) 565,930 38.6%
Charles N. Hancock (I) 4,169 0.3%
Charles M. Moore (I) 2,219 0.2%
Terry L. Lytle (I) 1,934 0.1%
Kerry Martin (I) 1,719 0.1%
Jon Walls (I) 1,532 0.1%
Hobart Lumpkin (I) 1,184 0.1%
Don Schneller (I) 1,150 0.1%
write-ins (R) 27  
1992 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 98,984 66.3%
Dale Johnson (R) 50,340 33.7%
1990 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 52,101 69.5%
Claiborne Sanders (R) 22,890 30.5%
1988 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 94,129 100%
1986 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 86,997 100%
1984 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 93,848 75.2%
James Seigneur (R) 31,011 24.8%
1982 general (TN-04 representative) Jim Cooper (D) 93,453 66.1%
Cissy Baker (R) 47,865 33.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 56% Mitt Romney: 42%
2008 Barack Obama: 57% John McCain: 41%

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