John Cook

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John Cook
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Former candidate for
Texas Land Commissioner
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of El Paso, Texas
June 13, 2005-June 23, 2013
El Paso City Council
1999-June 2005
High schoolImmaculata High School (1964)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at El Paso (1977)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1967 – 1970
Date of birthFebruary 27, 1946
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
Campaign website
John Cook (b. February 27, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY) was a Democratic candidate for Texas Land Commissioner in the 2014 elections. John Cook lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


He served as the Mayor of El Paso, Texas from June 13, 2005-June 23, 2013.[1] Prior to his election he served as the District 4 City Council Representative for the City of El Paso from 1999 to June 2005. He is the longest serving elected official on the El Paso City Council.[2]


  • Immaculata High School (1964)
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business, University of Texas at El Paso (1977)
  • Alternative Certification in Special Education, University of Texas at El Paso (1993)



See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Cook ran for election to the position of Texas Land Commissioner. Cook won the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on March 4, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Texas Land Commissioner, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge P. Bush 60.7% 2,826,751
     Democrat John Cook 35.3% 1,645,696
     Libertarian Justin Knight 2.7% 126,406
     Green Valerie Alessi 1.3% 60,112
Total Votes 4,658,965
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.

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