Paul (Paul) J. Cook (R-USH08)
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Room 1222 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0508

Residence: Yucca Valley, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Jeanne   DOB: 3/3/1943
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
Co-ChairCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
ChairmanPurple Heart Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
Counties Representing
Inyo / Mono / San Bernardino


Col. Paul Cook (ret.) was elected to serve in the US House of Representatives in November 2012. He represents California's 8th Congressional District which includes the high desert communities of San Bernardino County as well as Mono and Inyo counties.

An infantry officer who served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War, Col. Cook's military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with a V for valor. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1992 as a colonel.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Col. Cook represented the 65th Assembly District for six years in the California State Legislature and served on the Yucca Valley Town Council.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Cook is a member of the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Natural Resources committees. On the Foreign Affairs Committee, he serves as Chairman of Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. He lives in Yucca Valley with his wife, Jeanne.

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