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Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Yucca Valley Town Council, 1998-2006; Calif. Assembly, 2006-12; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: March 3, 1943; Meriden, Conn.
Residence: Yucca Valley
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jeanne Cook; two children
Education: Southern Connecticut State U., B.S. 1966; California State U., San Bernardino, M.P.A. 1996; U. of California, Riverside, M.A. 2000
Military Service: Marine Corps, 1966-92
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Military Personnel; Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs)

Election History
2014generalPaul Cook (R) 77,48067.6
Bob Conaway (D) 37,05632.4
2012generalPaul Cook (R) 103,09357.4
Gregg Imus (R) 76,55142.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepPaulCook)

Rep. Paul Cook has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.