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|75th Governor of North Carolina|
January 1, 2017
|Preceded by||Pat McCrory|
|48th Attorney General of North Carolina|
January 7, 2001 – January 1, 2017
|Preceded by||Mike Easley|
|Succeeded by||Josh Stein|
Roy Asberry Cooper III
June 13, 1957
Nashville, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill (BA, JD)
Roy Asberry Cooper III (born June 13, 1957) is an American politician. He is currently the 75th Governor of North Carolina. He served as the Attorney General of North Carolina from 2001 to 2017. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate. Cooper is a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
He ran for Governor of North Carolina in the 2016 election against incumbent Pat McCrory. On December 5, McCrory conceded the election, making Cooper the first challenger to defeat a sitting governor in North Carolina since 1850. Cooper took office as the 75th governor of North Carolina on January 1, 2017. The Republican-dominated legislature passed bills in a special session before he took office to reduce his power. The legislature has overridden several of his vetoes of legislation.
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