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Paul Cook
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Member-elect of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
from the 1st district
Taking office
December 7, 2020
Succeeding Robert A. Lovingood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Jerry Lewis
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 65th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Preceded by Russ Bogh
Succeeded by Sharon Quirk-Silva
Personal details
Born
Paul Joseph Cook

March 3, 1943 (1943-03-03) (age 77)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeanne Cook
Education Southern Connecticut State University (BS)
California State University, San Bernardino (MPA)
University of California, Riverside (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service  United States Marine Corps
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart (2)

Paul Cook (born March 3, 1943) is an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. Representative for California's 8th congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the California State Assembly until 2012.

In September 2019, Cook announced that he would not run for re-election to Congress in 2020. He instead ran for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. He won the election and will be sworn in on December 7, 2020.

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