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Paul Cook's Biography

Contact Information

385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 5th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0110

Apple Valley Town Hall
14955 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Full Name:

Paul J. Cook

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Jeanne

Birth Date:

03/03/1943

Birth Place:

Meriden, CT

Home City:

Yucca Valley, CA

Religion:

Catholic

MA, Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 2000

MPA, Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino, 1996

BS, Teaching, Southern Connecticut State University, 1966

Supervisor, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, District 1, 2020-present

Former Mayor, Yucca Valley

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 8, 2012-2020

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 8, 2018

Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 2006-2012

Member, Yucca Valley Town Council, 1998-2006

Former Member, Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Vice Chair, Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Chair, Inland Empire Caucus

Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Instructor, University of California, Riverside, 2002-present

Instructor, California State University-San Bernardino

Professor, Copper Mountain College, 1998-2002

Colonel, United States Marine Corps, 1966-1992

Member, American Red Cross, Yucca Valley

Member, Disabled American Veterans

Member, Saint Mary's Catholic Church

Member, The American Legion

Member, United Way, Yucca Valley

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Former Executive Director, Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce

Awards:

Mickey Conroy Legislator of the Year, 2011, California State Commanders Veterans Council. This award is given in recognition for leadership and contributions to California's active-duty military, National Guard, reserves, and veterans.
Freedom Fighter Award, 2011, California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance
Legislator of the Year in 2011, American Veterans (AMVETS), Department of California
Legislator of the Year in 2010, Fathers and Families
Legislator of the Year in 2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), California State Council
Legislator of the Year in 2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of California
Outstanding Legislator in 2008, California State Sheriff's Association
Child Predator Notification Award in 2007, by the Riverside County Family Preservation Court
Legislator of the Year in 2007, for the Associated Builders and Contractors of California
Outstanding Assemblymember in 2007, by the California Association of Recreation & Park Districts (CARPD).
Two Purple Hearts
Bronze Star

Favorite Quote:

"Semper Fi"

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