BIG SPRING, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24)- For U.S Senate Candidate Michael Cooper, education is the key to success.
“When you push in education you push in health care. You’re pushing for a better way of life.” According to Cooper, by educating more young adults people will be able to get better jobs and be able to pay into the health care system.
“A way that we can pay for medicare for all is to have more kids, more youth, paying into the system health care is a right,” Cooper says in order to do that more money must go into the education system.
“On a federal level, I want to peak into the State and help them out in the system and use some of the money for funding and education. I want to make sure that we’re able to give the Teachers the pay raise, I want to make sure the Custodians and Librarians get the pay raise and start building the infrastructure again. Folks shouldn’t be afraid of working on those things because it’s taking care of their youth and their kids.”
With a Bachelor’s in Business from Lamar University Beaumont and a Masters in Psychology; Cooper says, it’s important to look into mental health when discussing gun reform and believe in universal background checks.
“When you kill someone that’s a mental illness it’s not normal to take out your vengeance with killing or murder. Some of these kids that are now shooting they were expelled out of school or they had some bullying issues where they got bullied or they were bullying and they’re trying to take vengeance now so I wanna look at conduct.”
Cooper is also focused on being more eco-friendly including working with the oil industry to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Slow transition to turn around and make those plants more green. Not only that, I want to make sure we have a least 10% investment with minorities. As we make the transition to a more green footstep, more carbon green footstep, I want to make sure we have industry that’s taking care of minorities, Hispanic and African American.”
Cooper is running against 11 other Democratic candidates in the primary election taking place on March 3. The seat is currently filled by Republican U.S Sen. John Corn who took office in 2002. There are four Republican candidates running in the Republican primary.