A quick look at North Carolina governor candidate Roy Cooper

Staff Writer

The Associated Press

FULL NAME: Roy Asberry Cooper III.

AGE: 58. Born June 13, 1957 in Nashville, North Carolina.

EDUCATION: Northern Nash High School, 1975; bachelor's degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979; law degree, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1982. He was a Morehead Scholar while a UNC undergraduate.

OCCUPATION: Attorney general, 2001-present. Previously worked as private-practice lawyer.

PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: North Carolina House, 1987-1990; N.C. Senate, 1991-2000; Senate majority leader, 1997-2000.

FAMILY: Wife, Kristin; three daughters.

WEBSITE: http://www.roycooper.com/ and http://www.ncdoj.gov/