|Texas State House, District 8|
|2003 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||April 8, 1954|
Cook received his Associate Degree from Navarro College and is a businessman/rancher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State Affairs, Chair|
Cook served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
- HB 728 - Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Navarro County.
- HB 1682 - Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Navarro County.
- HB 3105 - Relating to the release on parole or revocation of parole or mandatory supervision of certain inmates placed in certain residential facilities.
- HB 3958 - Relating to the administrative personnel, human resources, and payroll functions of state schools for persons with mental retardation.
Cook won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 8. Cook defeated Bobby Vickery in the May 29 primary election and defeated Charles E. Morgan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Byron Cook Incumbent||73%||35,996|
|Texas House of Representatives District 8 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Byron Cook Incumbent||62%||9,600|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 8 |
2010 General election results
|Byron Cook (R)||22,969||74.39%|
|Charles Morgan (D)||7,906||25.6%|
Cook raised $287,914 for his campaign.
|Texas State House of Representatives, District 3 (2008)|
|Bryon Cook (R)||34,524|
Cook raised $208,891 for his campaign while Cade raised $38,405.
|Texas State House of Representatives, District 3 (2006)|
|Byron Cook (R)||17,767|
|Sharon Cade Davis (D)||12,938|
Cook raised $73,079 for his campaign.
|Texas State House of Representatives, District 3 (2004)|
|Byron Cook (R)||33,181|
Cook raised $309,230 for his campaign while Robinson raised $241,865.
|Texas State House of Representatives, District 3 (2002)|
|Byron Cook (R)||17,411|
|George Robinson (D)||14,126|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Cook raised a total of $303,243 in 2010. Below are Cook's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Association of Realtors||$7,500|
In the 2008 election, Cook raised a total of $287,914.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$20,000|
|Texas Economic Development Council||$10,500|
|Lide, Billy & Tammy||$10,000|
|Lide, Bobby & Deana||$10,000|
In the 2006 election, Cook raised a total of $208,891. 
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Perry, Bob J||$10,000|
|Stars Over Texas Pac||$8,000|
|BG Distribution Partners||$5,500|
|Licensed Beverage Distributors||$5,500|
|Six Donors, Each Donating $5000||$5,000|
In the 2004 election, Cook raised a total of $73,079. 
His five largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Perry, Bob J||$3,500|
|Texas Medical Association||$2,500|
|Texas Thoroughbred Association||$2,250|
|Five Donors, Each Donating 2,000||$2,000|
In the 2002 election, Cook raised a total of $309,230. 
His five largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$31,083|
|Texans for A Republican Majority/Trmpac||$20,662|
|Perry, Bob J & Doylene||$13,500|
|Nine Donors, Each Donating $5,000||$5,000|
In 2012, Cooks endorsements include the following:
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- Bill to modernize Texas Universal Service Fund passes house, heads to senate ... - Liberty Vindicator
- Texas Legislature: Pact restores almost $4 billion for education - El Paso Times
- Driver's Permit Proposal for Undocumented Immigrants Stalls - Texas Tribune
- Immigrant driving permit bill in Legislature raises tough issue for GOP - Dallas Morning News
- Texas Universal Service Fund Modernization Bill passes House State Affairs ... - Liberty Vindicator
- Rangel: Immigrant permits are unlikely for Texas - Amarillo.com
- Local Beat - Corsicana Daily Sun
- The Legislature Shouldn't Hit-And-Run on Immigration - Texas GOP Vote
- Transparency bill passes on House vote of 99-46 - Dallas Morning News (blog)
- The Sunset Process - Aransas Pass Progress
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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Byron Cook received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Byron Cook campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Cook
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Follow The Money - Campaign Contributions: 20102008, 2006, 2004
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 8 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Byron Cook
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Cook
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ 2008 Election Results, Texas House of Representatives
- ↑ 2008 Texas Election Fundraising, Candidates
- ↑ 2006 Election Results, Texas House of Representatives
- ↑ 2006 Texas Election Fundraising, Candidates
- ↑ 2002 Election Results, Texas House of Representatives
- ↑ 2004 Texas Election Fundraising, Candidates
- ↑ 2002 Election Results, Texas House of Representatives
- ↑ 2002 Texas Election Fundraising, Candidates
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
- ↑ byroncook.com - Endorsements
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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