About Cooper

Cooper Nye is a born and raised Michigander from Novi running as an independent for U.S. House (MI-11). His campaign is free from political parties and special interests, and committed to uniting good citizens against bad government.

Cooper’s path to public service started with his grandpa’s Korean War stories. Though young, he never forgot those actions or ideals. They inspired him to focus on history while at Walled Lake Western High School, then double major in Political Theory and International relations at Michigan State’s James Madison College. After graduation, Cooper moved to Washington D.C. to find something worth fighting for.

That didn’t happen. Instead, he found first-hand why some call D.C. “Hollywood for Ugly People.”

Talking heads on T.V., actors in Congress, and lobbyists on K Street, worship the same things—money, power, prestige. Elites enrich themselves and crush competition. Politicians put party before country. And the media produces spectacle instead of substance.

Meanwhile, citizens in “flyover states” suffer. Nobody seems to notice—let alone care. And no matter the party in power, change never comes.

It’s said insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results. Cooper is running for Congress (MI-11) as an independent to protect his campaign’s integrity and, if elected, free him to speak up and fight for the real interests of his constituents.

Cooper believes in the principles of free government. In practice, he will collaborate and compromise to get things done. His moderate style blends the best of left and right to solve problems pragmatically, and serve the common good instead of private profits.

Above all, Cooper whole-heartedly denies that Americans are divided. This is a myth manufactured by the powerful to divide and conquer the powerless. They need us to stay scared because fear blinds us to the self-evident truth that we, the citizens, can see: The system is rigged against us.

Michiganders have had it. They’re sick of the pandering and promises. Cooper is too, and he has a plan to unite the district and send a message: Enough is enough.

Cooper Nye is a born and raised Michigander from Novi running as an independent for U.S. House (MI-11). His campaign is free from political parties and special interests, and committed to uniting good citizens against bad government.

Cooper’s path to public service started with his grandpa’s Korean War stories. Though young, he never forgot those actions or ideals. They inspired him to focus on history while at Walled Lake Western High School, then double major in Political Theory and International relations at Michigan State’s James Madison College. After graduation, Cooper moved to Washington D.C. to find something worth fighting for.

That didn’t happen. Instead, he found first-hand why some call D.C. “Hollywood for Ugly People.”

Talking heads on T.V., actors in Congress, and lobbyists on K Street, worship the same things—money, power, prestige. Elites enrich themselves and crush competition. Politicians put party before country. And the media produces spectacle instead of substance.

Meanwhile, citizens in “flyover states” suffer. Nobody seems to notice—let alone care. And no matter the party in power, change rarely comes.

A famous quote labels insanity as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results—a strategy that our elected officials have become quite fond of. Cooper is running for Congress (MI-11) as an independent to change this status quo.

Cooper believes in the principles of free government. In practice, he will collaborate and compromise to get things done. His moderate style blends the best of left and right to solve problems pragmatically, and serve the common good instead of private profits.

Above all, Cooper whole-heartedly denies that Americans are divided. This is a myth largely manufactured by the powerful to divide and conquer the powerless. They need us to stay scared because fear blinds us to the self-evident truth that we, the citizens, can see: This system is rigged against us.

Michiganders have had it. They’re sick of the pandering and promises. Cooper is too, and he has a plan to unite the district and send a message: Enough is enough.

Transparency

Independence

Innovation

Accountability

Security

Collaboration

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