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Rob Cook
Montana House of Representatives, District 18
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sMontana State University - Bozeman, 1988
Date of birthDecember 30, 1965
Place of birthChoteau, Montana
Office website
Rob Cook (b. December 30, 1965) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


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.

Committee assignments

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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Rob Cook endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 18 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Cook 60% 1,188
Ann Morren 40% 793
Total Votes 1,981


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Cook (R) 2,271
Athena Mosxona (D) 771

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Rob Cook's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 27 Won $8,117
2010 Montana House, District 27 Won $8,961
Grand Total Raised $17,078


Cook won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cook raised a total of $8,117.


In 2010, a year in which Cook ran for election, he collected $8,961 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


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Political offices
Preceded by
Llew Jones (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 27
Succeeded by