Adam Cook

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Adam Cook
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 1
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Master'sUCLA School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUS Air Force
Years of servicesix years
Campaign website
Adam Cook is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Virginia.


Cook grew up in Southern California before his family moved to the Fredericksburg area to found Calvary Church in the area. Cook graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and then the law school of UCLA. He briefly worked as a general counsel for a aerospace startup and then joined the US Air Force's JAG Corp. He served on active duty for six years in the JAG Corp. In 2009 he went into the Air Force reserves and joined the Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel. His most recent tour was in 2011 where he was deployed in Afghanistan.[1]


Campaign themes

According to Cook's website, his campaign themes include:

  • Jobs: "support increasing aid to states to stop the layoffs of police, firefighters, and teachers, creating another 400,000 good jobs while making our communities safer and ensuring a brighter future for America’s children."
  • Deficit: "...a balanced and realistic approach to reducing the deficit requires that we ask at least as much from the wealthy and the special interests as we do from the middle class."
  • Healthcare: "...we must improve on the reforms in the President’s health care law to control costs and improve access to health care for all American families."[2]



See also: Virginia's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Cook ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 1st District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He will face Republican incumbent Rob Wittman and Gail Parker (I) in the November general election.[3]

Campaign donors

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Cook's reports.[4]

Adam Cook Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2012$0$59,298$(32,657.03)$26,640.97
July Quarterly[6]July 13, 2012$39,749.90$30,375.24$(28,413.27)$5,936.87
Running totals

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