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New Minnesota State Director John Cooney

August 26, 2011 J

Welcome new state director John Cooney. Below is John’s bio.

John Cooney is a Minnesota native, concerned citizen, hard-working taxpayer, and now the Minnesota State Director of free market grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity.

John Cooney has worked in the field of government affairs and politics for the last 13 years. During his career, Cooney has worked as a government liaison for elected officials, as a political strategist for federal, state and local officials, as well as a grassroots organizer and activist.

John worked at the Minnesota State Senate before serving as Campaign Manager and Political Director for U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad from 2002 through the end of 2006. Following the successful election of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, John worked as Chief of Staff for the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 to guide the transition of a new administration. In 2010, John managed the successful primary and general elections of U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

John has conducted campaign schools throughout the United States as well as in the Middle East. A life-long resident of Minnesota and graduate of the University of Minnesota, John has served on the Plymouth Planning Commission and remains active with several non-profit and civic organizations in Minnesota.

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