HONORING JDANNY COOPER
(Extensions of Remarks - January 15, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E35]
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                         HONORING JDANNY COOPER

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                          HON. SPENCER BACHUS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  Mr. BACHUS. Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to 
recognize the distinguished career and civic accomplishments of JDanny 
Cooper on the occasion of his retirement as the Executive Vice 
President of the Alabama Association of REALTORS.
  If there are three words that one would associate with JDanny, they 
would be service, integrity, and friendship. These qualities have 
helped him to be successful in all of his fields of endeavor and, in 
turn, have made the individuals and organizations that he has worked 
for successful in their own right.
  JDanny was named AAR's Executive Vice President in 1989 and developed 
a reputation for providing steady and wise leadership and promoting 
responsible home ownership. JDanny's advocacy of high standards and 
ethical practices has benefited countless homeowners throughout the 
State of Alabama, creating stronger neighborhoods and communities.
  In 2002 and again in 2005, JDanny served as the first Association 
Executive appointed as a Committee Liaison by the President of the 
National Association of REALTORS. He has made presentations to 17 state 
associations to share successes achieved by the AAR. His contributions 
were honored nationally in 2004 when he was inducted into the Dr. Almon 
R. (Bud) Smith Association Executive Leadership Society.
  As a citizen, JDanny has always believed in one's civic duty to 
actively participate in our governing process. He has served as a 
member of the Governor's cabinet, as the State Director for a United 
States Senator, as the executive director of a state political party, 
and as a state manager for a presidential campaign.
  Education has been another of JDanny's enduring passions. JDanny 
holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History as well as a 
Masters of Education degree in Administration from the University of 
Montevallo. A former schoolteacher and director of a university's 
Veterans Affairs office, JDanny was named the University of 
Montevallo's Alumnus of the Year in 2003 and currently serves on the 
Board of Trustees.
  JDanny gives his time to many professional boards and organizations, 
including the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, 
the Business Association's Tax Coalition, the Business Council of 
Alabama, and the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Commission. He is a 
member of the American Society of Association Executives. A volunteer 
fundraiser for the American Village, he is the Governor's 
Representative on the American Village Cornerstone of Liberty 
Commission.
  JDanny would be the first to credit his success to the support of his 
loving family. He and his wife Dianne have two sons, Jay and Robin, and 
two wonderful granddaughters, Caroline and Ella Kate, through Jay and 
his wife Susan. In March, Robin will marry the love of his life, Morgan 
Hightower.
  There are not many people you can think of that are known by their 
first name alone, but JDanny Cooper is one of them. He has achieved 
that distinction by being a listener, a leader, and a source of 
inspiration for the many privileged to know him. It is fitting and 
proper to have JDanny's contributions to the State of Alabama and our 
country recorded in the annals of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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