Ray Cooke was born in Duplin County and continues to call it home. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is a production director with Smithfield Hog Production where he has worked for the past 27 years. He has served in several production related management positions in both sow production and grow out. He has been married for 28 years and has a daughter and a son. Ray enjoys playing golf, hunting, college sports and spending time with his family. He lives in Kenansville.
- Elected to the board of directors in 2018, representing District 4.