William Cook (North Carolina)
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|North Carolina State Senate District 1|
|2013 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 6|
|Bachelor's||University of Maryland. 1970|
He spent thirty-four years working for Potomac Electric Power company, in which time he worked his way from an analyst position to various managerial positions. He has been active in his local Republican Party, including serving as the Finance Director for the Beaufort County Republican Party.
Cook holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He is married to Holly Cook, and has two children, Kerri and Billy, and two grandchildren, Calli and Adelade. He and his wife live in Beaufort County.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources|
|• Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources|
|• Education/Higher Education|
|• Judiciary II|
|• Program Evaluation|
|• State and Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Job Development|
|• Public Utilities, Vice Chair|
Cook's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Raising taxes and inhibiting small businesses from growing is the wrong approach - the solution is quite the opposite. We can get people back to work by reducing the size of government and state spending which will allow us to lower taxes. We can eliminate unnecessary regulations to liberate small businesses and give them more room to grow."
- Excerpt:"We must dramatically reduce spending and the size of government in our state. So that we can lower taxes and encourage small business to produce the jobs that are key to our economic health. We must require our state agencies to use “zero budgeting” and prioritize their planned spending and have the courage to force our legislators to reduce our budget each year until we have a healthy economy again."
- Excerpt:"We must reduce all our state taxes as quickly and reasonably each year until our state is known as the business friendly state. Tax reduction will require courage and fortitude in the face of all the short sighted special interest groups clamoring for money from state funds. If we make these reductions, our economy will bloom and high unemployment will disappear. We can do this if we have the heart."
Cook did not run for re-election to the state House and instead ran in District 1 of the State Senate. He defeated Jerry Evans in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Stan M. White (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Stan White Incumbent||50%||43,714|
|North Carolina State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 6 (2010)|
|William Cook (R)||12,910||53.45%|
|Arthur Williams (D)||11,242||46.55%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Cook raised a total of $130,230 in campaign contributions.
His eleven largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina Republican Party||$44,204|
|Pope, James Arthur||$4,000|
|Bender II, Neil Carmichael||$4,000|
|Danny McComas Campaign||$4,000|
|Pope, John W||$4,000|
|Pope, Amanda Joyce||$4,000|
|Stam for House||$4,000|
|Bender, Bridget H||$4,000|
|Cmte to Elect Thomas Tillis||$4,000|
Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.
Cook signed the pledge in November 2010.
Cook and his wife Holly have two children.
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- Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer Testify In Front of Senate ... - Mac Rumors
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- Patty Murray in 19 Takes - The American Prospect - The American Prospect
- Sen. Bill Cook reports #7 - Beaufort Observer - Beaufort Observer
- Bill Cook's S 129 gets passed. Limits state borrowing without approval by the ... - Beaufort Observer
- Smoking ban rollback wins first vote - WRAL.com
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- Advocates fear bill's impact on women - Asheville Citizen-Times
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- Energy bill shows voice vote unreliable - WRAL.com
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- Official Campaign Website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official Primary Election Results
- ↑ Bill Cook NC House of Representatives: Biography
- ↑ cookinthehouse.com - Issues
- ↑ North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 9, 2012
- ↑ Official North Carolina Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ "Nine Newly Minted N.C. Legislators Sign No-New-Taxes Pledge," Carolina Journal, November 15, 2010
Stan White (D)
|North Carolina State Senate - District 1
| Succeeded by|
|North Carolina House - District 6
| Succeeded by|
Paul Tine (D)
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