Cooper Announces Run for Iowa House
The Davenport resident will soon retire from Genesis Health System as its Senior Communications Specialist. Before that Cooper was a sports and business reporter for the Quad-City Times.
Cooper is running as a Democrat in House District 81 which covers west and northwest Davenport. He's lived in the district 43 years.
Cooper says if elected, his priorities will be:
- Filling Iowa’s workforce gaps, especially in health care and teaching
- Improving safety and achievement in public schools
- Protecting voter access
- Helping Iowa respond to the pandemic.
Iowa nurses and teachers have been heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, many have left their fields because of personal safety concerns, family needs, emotional distress and overwhelming exhaustion. Iowa can lead by recognizing the barriers to returning to work in these vital professions and finding ways to eliminate those barriers.
Cooper serves on the Davenport Public Library Board of Trustees and previously served as president of the Friends of Davenport library.
He has also served on advisory committees for Local School Improvement, Davenport, and with the Scott County Regional Authority.