Dennis Cooper lives in Bedford, Iowa, and has farmed in Taylor County for 32 years. He strongly supports family farms, rural communities and middle-class families.
Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly seven years, from 1968 to 1974. Later he owned Skelly gas station in Red Oak, Iowa, for two years. He also worked as a farm machinery mechanic at Fine Implement in Bedford for two years and served as a city mail carrier in Bedford for 26 years. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in October 2007.
Dennis graduated from Iowa High School in Clearfield in 1966. He continued his education as an auto mechanic at the Universal Trade School in Omaha.
Dennis is a member of the American Legion in Bedford. His wife, Connie, of 40 years works at Bedford School. They have four children and six grandchildren.