Paul Cook (politician)
Paul Cook (born March 3, 1943) is an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representative for California's 8th congressional district from 2013 until 2020. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the California State Assembly until 2012.
|Member of the|
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
from the 1st district
|Assumed office |
December 7, 2020
|Preceded by||Robert Lovingood|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 8th district
January 3, 2013 – December 7, 2020
|Preceded by||Jerry Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Jay Obernolte|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 65th district
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Russ Bogh|
|Succeeded by||Sharon Quirk-Silva|
Paul Joseph Cook
March 3, 1943
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
|Residence||Apple Valley, California, U.S.|
|Education||Southern Connecticut State University (BS)|
California State University, San Bernardino (MPA)
University of California, Riverside (MA)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1966–1992[source?]|
|Awards|| Bronze Star|
Purple Heart (2)
In September 2019, Cook announced that he would not run for re-election to Congress in 2020. He instead ran for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. He won the election and was sworn in on December 7, 2020.
- Mai-Duc, Christine (September 17, 2019). "California Republican Rep. Paul Cook to retire from Congress, run for county supervisor seat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
- Bharath, Deepa (March 4, 2020). "Dawn Rowe, Paul Cook appear to win S.B. County supervisor seats". The San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved May 2, 2020.