|Montana House of Representatives, District 18|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University - Bozeman, 1988|
|Date of birth||December 30, 1965|
|Place of birth||Choteau, Montana|
Cook earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1988. His professional experience includes working as a managing partner at Intercontinental Truck Body, senior project engineer at Peterbilt Motors Co., engineer at Texas Instruments, and engineer at Boeing Military Aircraft Co.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Parks|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Rob Cook served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Long-Range Planning, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Long-Range Planning|
Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Dale Sheldon was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. District 27 incumbent Rob Cook defeated Ann Morren in the Republican primary but withdrew before the general election. Incumbent Jesse O'Hara (R) did not seek re-election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 18 Republican Primary, 2014|
Cook won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 27. Cook ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Cook won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Cook defeated Keith Mehlus in the June 8 primary by a margin of 944-193. He faced Athena Mosxona (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 27 General Election (2010)|
|Rob Cook (R)||2,271|
|Athena Mosxona (D)||771|
Comprehensive donor information for Cook is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cook raised a total of $17,078 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Rob Cook's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 27||$8,117|
|2010||Montana House, District 27||$8,961|
|Grand Total Raised||$17,078|
2012Cook won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cook raised a total of $8,117.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rob Cook's campaign in 2012|
|Stillwater County Republican Central Committee||$800|
|Montana Electric Cooperatives Association||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$8,117|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Cook ran for election, he collected $8,961 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rob Cook's campaign in 2010|
|Glacier County Republican Central Cmte||$750|
|Cook, Robin Allan||$546|
|Johnson, Jill A||$225|
|Total Raised in 2010||$8,961|
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- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
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- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Cook, Rob," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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