James Cooper is a candidate for Oklahoma City Ward 2 in the 2019 OKC Municipal election, a nonpartisan race. He is seeking the endorsement of Our Revolution Oklahoma. The election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.
Cooper previously ran for the same seat in 2015, challenging then-incumbent Ed Shadid. This year, it is an open seat, as Mr. Shadid is not seeking re-election.
Bio from campaign website (captured 12/14/2018)
James Cooper is an Oklahoma City Public School teacher and published writer who lives in OKC’s historic Paseo neighborhood. A middle school college preparation teacher, James also works as an adjunct Film Studies professor at Oklahoma City University, where he serves on OCU’s Arts & Sciences Advisory Board.
James also serves as a trustee on OKC’s transportation board, COTPA (Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority), which works to plan, develop, build, and operate a balanced parking and transportation system (EMBARK) in our state’s capital city.
James was born in Midwest City where his mother, a retired registered nurse, still lives. He received a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. His teaching career began at OSU as a graduate assistant, where the university’s English Department recognized him for Teaching Excellence in Composition. He holds an MA in English at Oklahoma State University and graduated at OCU with his Creative Writing MFA