Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper, Mayor, Election Commission Partner in High School Voter Registration Effort in Cheatham County

Feb 8, 2018
Press Release
Group Visits Three Schools, Registers Students to Vote

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), Cheatham County Mayor Kerry McCarver and the Cheatham County Election Commission launched an effort today in Cheatham County as part of a vigorous bid to raise youth voter registration rates across Middle Tennessee.

Mayor McCarver, Cheatham County Elections Administrator Pam Frejowsky and a representative from Rep. Cooper’s office today spoke with students at Sycamore High School, Pleasant View Christian School and Harpeth High School.

Rep. Cooper was unable to attend today’s visits due to congressional votes in Washington. Air Force Major Dave Bates, Rep. Cooper’s military aide, appeared on behalf of the congressman and discussed the civic importance of voting.

“These students are the very best of Middle Tennessee, and our future is in their hands,” Rep. Cooper said. “I couldn’t be happier about their ability to make a positive impact on our region at the ballot box. I thank Mayor McCarver, the Cheatham County Election Commission and Major Bates for getting our great students excited about voting!”

Cheatham County Election Commission staffers were on hand to register students at Pleasant View Christian School today, and will register students at the two other schools tomorrow. In Tennessee, people do not choose a particular political party when registering to vote.

This year, elected officials have completed 45 similar school visits in Nashville, and two other voter registration assemblies will be held at Dickson County schools next week. Rep. Cooper represents Cheatham, Davidson and Dickson counties in Congress.