Paul Cook (politician)

Paul Cook
Member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
from the 1st district
Assumed office
December 7, 2020
Preceded byRobert Lovingood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – December 7, 2020
Preceded byJerry Lewis
Succeeded byJay Obernolte
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 65th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Preceded byRuss Bogh
Succeeded bySharon Quirk-Silva
Personal details
Paul Joseph Cook

(1943-03-03) March 3, 1943 (age 78)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jeanne Cook
EducationSouthern Connecticut State University (BS)
California State University, San Bernardino (MPA)
University of California, Riverside (MA)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1966–1992[citation needed]
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart (2)

Paul Joseph Cook (born March 3, 1943) is an American politician serving as a San Bernardino County Supervisor since 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he was previously elected to the Yucca Valley Town Council from 1998 to 2006, California State Assembly for the 65th district until 2012, and the U.S. Representative for California's 8th congressional district from 2013 to 2020.

In September 2019, Cook announced that he would not run for re-election to Congress in 2020, and instead run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.[1] In the March 3, 2020 primary election, Cook defeated three opponents with an outright majority to avoid a November runoff and succeed Robert A. Lovingood, making him the San Bernardino County Supervisor from the 1st district.[2] Cook assumed office on December 7, 2020.

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.