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Ken Cooley


Assembly Democrat

District 8

Time in office

Assembly: 2012-2022


City Councilman


Legislator is no longer in office. This page is for archival purposes. It reflects the last district this legislator represented when they were in office.

Biographical information

Birth Place

Berkeley, CA






March 18, 1953

Identifies as


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Gas prices, campaign $$ database shake up Capitol

By Emily Hoeven, November 30, 2022

Misfire: Behind the California concealed carry bill's big fail

By Ben Christopher, September 2, 2022

The Diablo is in the details

By Emily Hoeven, September 1, 2022

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