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Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.)

  • District: 8th District, Most of San Bernardino County; Mono and Inyo counties
  • Residence: Yucca Valley
  • Born: March 3, 1943; Meriden, Conn.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Jeanne Cook; two children
  • Education: Southern Connecticut State U., B.S. 1966 (education); California State U., San Bernardino, M.P.A. 1996; U. of California, Riverside, M.A. 2000 (political science)
  • Military Service: Marine Corps 1966-92
  • Political Highlights: Yucca Valley Town Council, 1998-2006; Calif. Assembly, 2006-12; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Gregg Imus, R, to succeed Rep. Jerry Lewis, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Economic Opportunity)

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State Information: 8th District, Most of San Bernardino County; Mono and Inyo counties

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Paul Cook (R) 103,093 57.4%
Gregg Imus (R) 76,551 42.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 42% Mitt Romney: 56%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 56%

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