|Nebraska State Senate, District 13|
| 2009 - present|
|January 4, 2017|
|Years in position ||5|
|Per diem||$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Georgetown University, 1986|
|Master's||University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1994|
|Birthday||November 9, 1964|
|Place of birth||Guam|
|Profession||President, City Girl Communications|
(b. November 9, 1964) is a member
of the Nebraska Unicameral
, representing District 13
. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Cook's political experience includes serving on the staff of Ben Nelson, the staff of Brenda Council during her runs for city council and mayor, on the Wells Fargo Bank Community Advisory Board, and on the Governor's Omaha Advisory Council for Lead Safe.
Cook earned her bachelor's degree in International Business from Georgetown University in 1986, and her M.A. in Training and Development from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as the Director of Urban Affairs in the governor's office, in the administration of former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, at the NW Ayer Advertising Agency, and as president of City Girl Communications.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012
Cook won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 13. Cook ran unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Timothy Ashford in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nebraska State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
||Tanya Cook Incumbent
|| Timothy Ashford
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008
On November 4, 2008, Cook won election to the 13th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Kurt Geschwender.
| Nebraska State Senate, District 13 (2008)
| Tanya Cook
| Kurt Geschwender
Comprehensive donor information for Cook is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cook raised a total of $201,348 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
Cook won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cook raised a total of $81,664
|Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tanya Cook's campaign in 2012|
|Nebraska State Education Association||$16,455|
|Nebraska Optometric Association||$2,500|
|Nebraska Realtors Association||$2,500|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$2,000|
|Nebraska State AFL-CIO||$1,850|
|Total Raised in 2012||$81,664|
|Source:Follow the Money
Cook was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cook raised a total of $35,462
|Nebraska State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tanya Cook's campaign in 2010|
|Nebraska Education Association||$2,800|
|Nebraska Leadership Pac||$2,000|
|Nebraska Association Of Trial Attorneys||$2,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,500|
|Nebraska United Transportation Union||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,462|
|Source:Follow the Money
Cook won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cook raised a total of $84,222
|Nebraska State Senate 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tanya Cook's campaign in 2008|
|Nebraska Education Association||$4,400|
|Nebraska Association Of Trial Attorneys||$4,000|
|Lozier, Dianne S.||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2008||$84,222|
|Source:Follow the Money
Cook has been involved with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Florence Kiwanis, Girls Incorporated Board, Leadership Omaha Alumni Association, Neighborhoods, North Omaha Commercial Club, and the Omaha Public Library Foundation Board, and the Commission for the Protection of Children.
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- ↑ Unicameral Update, "Senator Cooks returns to Capitol in new role," accessed January 29, 2009
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State, "Statewide Candidate List," accessed February 14, 2014
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State, "Official Report of The Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska - Primary Election, May 15, 2012," accessed May 13, 2014
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State, "2008 General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Cook, Tanya," accessed May 22, 2013
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