About Roy Cooper
Governor Roy Cooper assumed office in January 2017, becoming the 75th governor of North Carolina. Governor Cooper is a trusted leader, family man, and North Carolinian through and through.
Born and raised in Nash County, Cooper attended public schools and worked summers on the family farm before attending UNC-Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship.
Governor Cooper entered public service because he loves North Carolina and understands the challenges facing our families and communities. At home, he served as a Sunday school teacher and volunteered in public schools. In the NC House and Senate, he fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. He wrote North Carolina’s first children’s health insurance initiative. Cooper believes every child in North Carolina deserves the same opportunities that he had – and that he wanted for his own three daughters.
In 2000, Cooper was elected Attorney General, where he has continued to protect families across the state. As North Carolina’s top law enforcement official, he has cracked down on child predators, worked to increase penalties for drug dealers, and overseen a sharp (30%) decrease in crime. Governor Cooper has also made consumer protection a priority, fighting to keep utility rates low, put predatory lenders out of business, and help families by leading the battle against telemarketers.
Governor Roy Cooper stands up for North Carolina and gets results.