Michael Cooper

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Michael Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in business and social studies from Lamar University Beaumont. Throughout Cooper’s career experience, he worked as a pastor at his local church, served as president of the South East Texas Toyota Dealers and in executive management with Kinsel Motors. He’s a former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and the US Senate.

Key Issues

Education

Cooper advocates for giving teachers pay raises and reforming the education system. He desires to reform the Criminal Justice System and establish a Bail Reform program that gives disadvantaged youth a chance. He will direct money from military funding into giving educators $20,200 per year pay raises from the federal government level.

Gun Policy

Cooper wishes to mandate background laws for gun ownership, including analyzing scores in high school to see if there are severe behavioral issues that would give us an idea about individuals, and remove loopholes in gun trading.

Endorsements

Sources

12news-Beaumont
ABC