Capitol Alert

VIDEO: California Assembly candidate Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper hopes to make the leap from Elk Grove City Council member to California Assembly member, and he stopped by The Bee’s Capitol Bureau to tell us why. You can read a excerpts of the conversation in Wednesday’s paper, but the clips below should give you a window on Cooper in his own words.

Cooper has an extensive background in law enforcement. He said California’s realignment plan, which addresses prison overcrowding by shifting some inmates to jails, needs to be changed.

During his time on the Elk Grove City Council, Cooper was among those championing restrictions on so-called big box stores. Here, he explains his reasoning.

Proposition 30’s tax increases should be extended to fund education programs like universal preschool or kindergarten, Cooper said.

Call Jeremy B. White, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 326-5543.