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COOK, Paul (1943-)

COOK, PAUL, A Representative from California; born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., March 3, 1943; B.S., Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn., 1966; M.P.A., California State University, San Bernardino, Calif., 1996; M.A., University of California, Riverside, Calif., 2000; United States Marine Corps, 1966-1992; professor; member of the Yucca Valley, Calif. town council, 1998-2006; Mayor of Yucca Valley, Calif.; member of the California state assembly, 2006-2012; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 7, 2020 (January 3, 2013-December 7, 2020); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress in 2020; member of the San Bernadino, Calif. county board of supervisors, 2020-present.