Paul Cook

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Rep. Cook Votes to Make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac More Transparent

2017/04/27

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1694, the “Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act.” The bill passed the House unanimously.

Supervised by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac perform an important role in the nation’s housing finance system, providing liquidity, stability, and affordability to the mortgage market, and they provide access of capital to the thousands of banks, savings and loans, and mortgage companies that make loans to finance housing.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are United States government-sponsored enterprises and yet have not been subject to the accountability or transparency requirements taxpayers deserve. This legislation applies Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements to Fannie and Freddie, providing the American people the opportunity to see how their tax dollars are being spent.

Rep. Cook said, “It’s important that we provide stability in the mortgage industry, ensuring that there is capital available for home buyers. We also need to avoid another financial crisis, and we can do that by shedding light on their operations. Subjecting Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to the Freedom of Information Act is long overdue, and I support it wholeheartedly.” 

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Rep Cook's Statement on North Park Elementary School Shooting

2017/04/10

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the North Park Elementary School shooting:

“Although details are still coming in about today's tragic shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and all those affected. I also want to commend Police Chief Jarrod Burguan and all of the first responders for their professionalism in handling this heinous and senseless act. Additionally, in the coming days and weeks, it’s vital that we ensure our educators have the resources and support they need to help our students cope with and recover from this trauma.”

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Rep. Cook's Statement on Military Strikes Against Assad

2017/04/07

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime in Syria:

"Last night the President showed that America is willing to back up its words with action. For years, the United States has warned Syria and the Assad regime against the use of chemical weapons, and for years Assad has continued using them with impunity. This culminated earlier this week in his use of sarin gas, one of the world’s deadliest nerve agents, against defenseless women and children.

The previous administration reached a deal with Assad and Russia back in 2013 to remove Assad’s arsenal of chemical weapons. Since the deal was struck, however, Assad has repeatedly used chemical weapons. It’s long past time to acknowledge that the deal was a failure, and that Assad and his Russian backers lied to us. Preventing the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction, particularly against civilians, has always been a core American interest. Last night’s strikes targeting the air base from where Assad's chemical attack was launched are in line with that objective.

There are no good solutions in Syria. Terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State and al Qaeda make up much of the fighting power of the opposition to the Assad regime. Their victory in the civil war would lead to genocide for anyone who refuses to embrace their twisted ideology, and they would provide a safe haven for terrorists to threaten the United States.

At the same time, the victory of Assad poses just as great a threat to America. Assad, his Ba’ath Party, and his army have long since ceased being a government in any meaningful sense. Assad and his cronies who already supported terror against Israel, Lebanon, and the United States have become terrorists themselves. They regularly ignore all norms of international conflict by slaughtering hundreds of thousands of civilians across Syria and displaying a barbarism rarely seen in modern times. In fact, his regime’s chief ally on the ground is Hezbollah, one of the world’s deadliest terror organizations that also has the blood of hundreds of Americans on its hands.

Assad, the Islamic State, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and all of the other terrorists in Syria must be confronted and defeated. This does not mean that the United States should launch another open-ended invasion and occupation of Syria as it did in Iraq, but it does mean we must be willing to strike at Syrian terrorists when they threaten vital American interests whether they are part of the Islamic State or part of the Assad regime. We should continue to work with our Arab allies like Jordan and Iraq, moderate Sunni rebels, and the Kurds to establish safe zones for Syrian civilians and eventually roll back and defeat the terrorists that are operating in Syria.

The President made the right call last night, but it’s only the first step toward eliminating the grave threat of terrorism in Syria.”

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Rep. Cook's Bill To Balance Jobs And Conservation Receives Key Natural Resources Subcommittee Hearing

2017/04/05

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

This bill would authorize a land exchange of approximately 327 acres of BLM land for approximately 310 acres of land currently owned by the SBVWCD. The BLM land being exchanged was withdrawn from development under the Homestead Act for water conservation purposes in the early 1900s. This land is adjacent to existing CEMEX and Robertson’s Ready Mix mining operations. These companies currently have mining rights on land owned by SBVWCD but those sites are not adjacent to the existing aggregate sites and are located in the middle of undisturbed habitat.

The exchange allows the Conservation District to acquire the BLM land adjacent to the existing CEMEX and Robertson's Ready Mix aggregate mines, creating greater efficiency for these companies and also preserving quality habitat. The production of aggregate will support approximately $8.5 million in infrastructure projects and $36 million annually in payroll from this site alone. In exchange, BLM will acquire approximately 310 acres of Conservation District land that will consolidate checkerboard parcels to enhance water storage and conservation while protecting critical habitats for threatened and endangered species.


Rep. Cook said, “This important bipartisan legislation will complete the land swap at the center of the Santa Ana River Wash Plan. The Wash Plan will allow for the expansion of existing aggregate mining operations to support infrastructure, protect water recharge in the wash and manage critical habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. I look forward to working with Rep. Aguilar to get this done.”

Rep. Aguilar said, “I’m glad to join Rep. Paul Cook on this important bill, and appreciate the opportunity to testify before the Natural Resources Committee to reaffirm that support. This bill helps us accomplish some really important objectives for our community: investing in our regional economy, protecting our wildlife and environment, supporting local infrastructure projects and conserving water. To put it simply, the Wash Plan is an economic and environmental victory for the Inland Empire.”

Daniel Cozad of the San Bernardino Water Conservation District said, “I am so pleased to have the bipartisan support of Congressmen Aguilar and Cook for H.R. 497. This hearing is a critical step in completing the Wash Plan Habitat Conservation Plan that conserves and protects habitat, while permitting water conservation, mining and needed local government projects."

Senator Diane Feinstein has introduced a companion bill in the Senate, S.357.

 A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Rep. Cook Votes For Legislation Targeting North Korea

2017/04/03

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 479, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly.

H.R. 479 requires the Secretary of State to determine whether the government of North Korea meets the criteria of a state sponsor of terrorism. It requires the Secretary to issue a report within 90 days of enactment.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aka North Korea was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1988 because of its alleged involvement in the 1983 Rangoon bombing and the 1987 bombing of a South Korean airliner.

On October 11, 2008, the United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism after the government agreed to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Since then, North Korea has failed to live up to its commitments, has materially supported terrorist attacks by Hezbollah, is responsible for cyber-attacks against nuclear facilities in South Korea and the attack on Sony Pictures, and allegedly is responsible for the poisoning and killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Rep. Cook said, “For too long, North Korea has been thumbing its nose at sanctions and has gone unpunished for its support for international terrorism. This has only encouraged it to continue and expand its campaign of assassination and terror abroad. This important bill sets the stage to restore North Korea’s well-deserved place on the list of official state sponsors of terror.”

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Rep. Cook Commemorates "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

2017/03/30

WASHINGTON  –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today commemorated “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” As a California State Assemblyman, he successfully introduced and passed legislation to establish March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in California.

Earlier this month, Cook and Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor Vietnam War veterans. The resolution, H.Res.214, designates the last Saturday in March as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” federally and coincides with the anniversary of the day when the last United States combat troops completed their service and left Vietnam.

Rep. Cook said, “When I served in the California State Assembly, I led the successful fight to establish ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’ for California. Now I’m proud to continue this fight on the federal level. I thank Rep. Sanchez for joining me in this important effort.

“I’ll never forget the men and women who served with me in Vietnam. Their courage and heroism in a war zone is something that inspires and drives me every day to fight for veterans. The sacrifices of our Vietnam Veterans cannot be underestimated or forgotten. Today, we thank and honor them.”

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

 

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Resolution Text:

Expressing support for designation of a ‘‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’’.

Whereas the Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975, and involved North Vietnam and the Viet Cong in conflict with the United States Armed Forces and South Vietnam;

Whereas the United States became involved in Vietnam because policymakers in the United States believed that if South Vietnam fell to a Communist government then Communism would spread throughout the rest of Southeast Asia;

Whereas members of the United States Armed Forces began serving in an advisory role to the South Vietnamese in 1961;

Whereas as a result of the Gulf of Tonkin incidents on August 2, 1964, and August 4, 1964, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, on August 7,

1964, which effectively handed over war-making powers to President Johnson until such time as ‘‘peace and security’’ had returned to Vietnam;

Whereas in 1965, United States Armed Forces ground combat units arrived in Vietnam;

Whereas by the end of 1965, there were 80,000 United States troops in Vietnam, and by 1969 a peak of approximately 543,000 troops was reached;

Whereas on January 27, 1973, the Treaty of Paris was signed, which required the release of all United States prisoners-of-war held in North Vietnam and the withdrawal of all United States Armed Forces from South Vietnam;

Whereas on March 29, 1973, the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam;

Whereas March 30, 1973, was the first day that combat troops were no longer present in Vietnam; Whereas more than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives in Vietnam and more than 300,000 members of the Armed Forces were wounded;

Whereas in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in the District of Columbia to commemorate those members of the United States Armed Forces who died or were declared missing-in-action in Vietnam;

Whereas the Vietnam War was an extremely divisive issue among the people of the United States;

Whereas members of the United States Armed Forces who served bravely and faithfully for the United States during the Vietnam War were caught upon their return home in the crossfire of public debate about the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War;

Whereas the establishment of a ‘‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’’ would be an appropriate way to honor those members of the United States Armed Forces who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War; and

Whereas the last Saturday of March 2016 would be an appropriate day to establish as ‘‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1)   supports the designation of ‘‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’’;

(2)   honors and recognizes the contributions of veterans of the Armed Forces who served in Vietnam; and

(3)   encourages the people of the United States to observe ‘‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’’ with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the contributions of veterans who served in Vietnam and the importance of helping Vietnam era veterans re-adjust to civilian life.

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Rep. Cook's Veteran Employment Bill Passes Senate

2017/03/27

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced the US Senate has passed his bill, HR 244, the Hire Vets Act of 2017. The bill already passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly in February. Rep. Cook had reintroduced this bipartisan bill earlier this year. It was introduced last Congress and passed the House with unanimous support, but was unable to pass the Senate before the end of the year. The bill now heads back to the House for final passage as the Senate made minor technical changes to it.

This important legislation would promote private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through a voluntary and effective program. Specifically, it would create an awards program recognizing the meaningful and verifiable efforts undertaken by employers – both large and small – to hire and retain veterans. The program is designed to be self-funded.

Through the U.S. Department of Labor, the HIRE Vets Act would allow businesses to display “HIRE Vets Medallions” on products and marketing materials. These medallions would be awarded as part of a two-tiered system –Gold and Platinum – associated with specific hiring and retention goals each year.

The program also establishes similar tiered awards for small and mid-sized businesses with less than 500 employees. To ensure proper oversight, the Secretary of Labor would be required to provide Congress with annual reports on the success of the program with regard to veteran employment and retention results. 

Rep. Cook said, “The HIRE Vets Act is an opportunity for Americans to see which companies truly live up to the employment promises they make to veterans. Veterans who serve this country honorably shouldn’t struggle to find employment, and this bill creates an innovative system to encourage and recognize employers who make veterans a priority in their hiring practices. I’m grateful this bipartisan bill has passed so resoundingly in both the House and the Senate. I expect it to be quickly receive final approval from the House and look forward to it being signed into law soon.”

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Reps. Cook and Thompson Introduce Legislation to Encourage Earthquake Ready Homes

2017/03/22

Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax-free at the state level.

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services established the California Residential Mitigation Program to help residents protect their homes from earthquake damage. Their Earthquake Brace + Bolt program provides homeowners up to $3,000 toward a retrofit, which costs between $3,000 and $5,000 on average. A residential seismic retrofit strengthens an existing house, making it more resistant to earthquakes by bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space. In order to maximize the value of the incentive, this legislation would make the incentive tax-free at the federal level.

Rep. Cook said, “This legislation would bring federal tax law into sync with California law to encourage residents in earthquake-prone regions to take preventative measures to safeguard their homes. Current federal law penalizes Californians with taxes, which leaves families and structures less safe. We need to eliminate these tax penalties and this bill is a step in the right direction.”

Rep. Thompson said, “The South-Napa earthquake damaged more than 1,500 homes in 2014, making it clear we need to do everything we can to help residents prepare for disasters. These tax incentives will encourage homeowners to make the necessary retrofits to protect their homes—reducing damage from earthquakes, saving lives, and saving the government money in the long run. California has already seen the value of these retrofits, which is why they are exempt from state taxes. It is time for the federal government to follow suit.”

Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, said, “Californians who take the steps to retrofit their older house by registering and qualifying for an Earthquake Brace + Bolt grant, and then doing the work to strengthen their house before the next damaging earthquake, should not be penalized by being taxed on their incentive grant”

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Rep. Cook Issues Statement on Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Russia’s Efforts to Undermine Democratic States

2017/03/09

Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Russian disinformation efforts and their attempts at undermining democratic institutions across Europe. The Committee heard from an expert panel of witnesses including the former President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Rep. Cook said, “For a long time, Vladimir Putin’s goal has been to test the strength and cohesion of NATO. He believes that a western-led democratic order is a huge problem that must be discredited and stopped. Due to the weak state of the Russian economy, they’ve been forced to find different ways to exert their influence on other states around the world. The Russian government led by Vladimir Putin is no friend of the United States, and we need to swiftly and aggressively address this threat of disinformation. I was pleased to see such a strong bipartisan agreement on this issue, and thank Chairman Royce for hosting such an informative and timely hearing.”

The witnesses outlined both the strategic and tactical issues involved with countering Russia’s disinformation campaigns against our NATO allies. The Russians have perfected the use of unofficial state entities such as Wikileaks and their state-sponsored news agencies Sputnik and RT to spread their propaganda. These new methods are increasingly difficult to counter and require new thinking from NATO leaders. Most members of the Committee, including Rep. Cook, agreed that the U.S. should use all tools at its disposal to prioritize and counter this threat from Russia.

The Committee discussed several specific examples of Russian disinformation efforts and covert action. President Ilves of Estonia described the “Bronze Soldier” incident where the Estonian government was attempting to relocate a Soviet-era statue in their capital of Tallin. Russian propaganda outlets such as RT and Sputnik exaggerated this reasonable action by claiming the Estonian government was desecrating the graves of Soviet soldiers. This claim sparked protests by thousands of ethnic Russians living in Estonia. These protests were paired with coordinated and aggressive cyberattacks, crashing the websites of the country’s most important government, media, and banking institutions.

Fake or grossly exaggerated news stories have become a hallmark of Russian disinformation efforts. RT and Sputnik can reach hundreds of millions of people between their television broadcasts and online news stories. They have promoted fake stories about the content of Wikileaks dumps, grossly exaggerated the size and scope of NATO training exercises, and clearly lied about sexual violence against civilians by NATO soldiers. These fake news stories are viewed and shared on social media millions of times, serving to reinforce a sentiment of disdain and distrust of NATO and other European institutions.

The Russians have also targeted the U.S. All 17 U.S. intelligence entities reached the unanimous conclusion that Russia is responsible for the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and American campaign officials’ personal email accounts in 2016. They also made multiple attempts at accessing the RNC and other Republican campaigns. These cyberattacks revealed just how vulnerable our systems are, and how much more we need to do to protect our critical infrastructure from future attacks.

Just as the Russians sought to influence the U.S., they are currently working to subvert upcoming elections in Europe. In France, Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his campaign have been the target of thousands of cyberattacks and fake news stories alleging extramarital affairs and financial corruption. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fierce defender of NATO and the EU, has been the recipient of thousands of fake news stories about her personal life. The Bundestag, the German Parliament, was hacked in 2015, resulting in a Wikileaks dump of over 2,000 documents. These same propaganda outlets have promoted false stories questioning the results of referendums across Europe, including the Brexit and Scottish Independence referendums.

Rep. Cook continued, “These Russian efforts include using blackmail and propaganda campaigns to influence free elections, conducting cyberattacks against both governments and private individuals, and using targeted military support to fracture Western alliances. Over the past several years, they have annexed the Crimean Peninsula violating international law, bombed civilians in Syria, supported Iran and its proxy forces across the Middle East, and have spent millions of dollars on a massive coordinated disinformation campaign against Western democracies. We need to coordinate our response with our NATO partners to strengthen our alliance and restore faith in our most important institutions and democratic processes.”

A member of the House Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Rep. Paul Cook Reintroduces the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act to Secure American Mining Jobs

2017/03/08

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 1399, the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act. Soda ash, or Sodium Carbonate, is used to manufacture glass and produce chemicals, detergents, paper, and other products. This bill would set the royalties collected on soda ash at a two percent rate for five years. The bill had been introduced in the previous session of Congress, but was not voted on by the full House of Representatives.

In 2006, Congress passed the Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act (SAARA), which temporarily reduced the royalties collected on soda ash by the federal government from six percent to two percent. This was done in response to Chinese manufacturing of artificial soda ash. China’s heavily subsidized manufacturing program has made it the largest producer of soda ash in the world. The royalty reduction was meant to keep U.S. producers competitive and to ensure that the domestic soda ash production capability is maintained. SAARA expired in 2011, returning the royalty rate to six percent. This was later reduced to four percent in 2013 and in October 2015 the rate returned to six percent 

The American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act would return the royalty to a two percent rate for five years, giving the industry time to continue growing, and protecting hundreds of good-paying jobs. This will allow U.S. soda ash producers to expand in foreign markets, securing good-paying American mining jobs.

Aside from the economic benefit, promoting American soda ash is good for the environment. While American soda ash is found naturally, Chinese soda ash is produced synthetically. Chinese synthetic production uses twice the energy, which results in over three times the carbon emissions as natural soda ash production.

Cook said, “This is an important bill that will protect a vital industry, grow jobs, and do this with little impact to the federal budget. Sodium carbonate production is a $1.8 billion industry within the U.S., providing over 3,000 direct jobs. Soda ash is mined in my district and is exported through California ports. This bill will protect and expand mining jobs in my district, while strengthening our national security.”

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) introduced a companion bill in the Senate yesterday.

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
 

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Col. Paul Cook (ret.) was elected to serve in the US House of Representatives in November 2012.  He represents California’s 8th Congressional District which includes the high desert communities of San Bernardino County as well as Mono and Inyo counties.  He currently serves on the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.

An infantry officer who served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War, Col. Cook’s military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with a V for valor. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1992 as a colonel.

After retirement, Cook continued his service by seeking and winning a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council, ultimately serving as Mayor. He became known for his commitment to conservative fiscal policies that protected working families from higher taxes.

In 2006, Cook’s neighbors elected him to represent them in the California State Assembly. Since then, he has distinguished himself by tackling some of the most important issues of the day, like fighting government corruption, reducing taxes, and increasing penalties on sex offenders who prey on children. As Chairman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, he has been a tireless advocate for veterans and military families.

Holding a lifelong commitment to education, Cook has taught history and political science at Copper Mountain College, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), and University of California, Riverside (UCR). He holds a master’s in political science from UCR and a master’s in public administration from CSUSB.

Cook has held leadership posts with his local United Way and Red Cross chapters and served as past Executive Director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. He and his wife Jeanne reside in Yucca Valley.


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