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Rodger Cook
Rodger Cook.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
High schoolBelleville East High School
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
ProfessionFormer Police Officer, Detective, and Mayor of Belleville
Campaign website
Rodger Cook campaign logo
Rodger Cook was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 12th Congressional District of Illinois. Cook was defeated by Jason Plummer in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]



  • Belleville East High School
  • Illinois State University


  • Former mayor of Belleville, Illinois[2]
  • Former Police Officer/Detective[2]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Cook has 8 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • Fighting Out of Control Spending
  • Stopping the Reckless Obama Agenda
  • Creating More Jobs
  • Pro-Life
  • Pro-Marriage
  • 2nd Amendment
  • Energy
  • Obamacare



See also: Illinois' 12th congressional district elections, 2012

Cook was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 12th District. Cook was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. [4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Cook and candidate Theresa Kormos were defeated by Jason Plummer in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1] In the Democratic primary candidate Brad Harriman defeated Kenneth Wiezer and Chris Miller.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois' 12th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Plummer 55.7% 25,280
Rodger Cook 35.9% 16,313
Theresa Kormos 8.4% 3,811
Total Votes 45,404


Cook and his wife Kathy have five children and five grandchildren. [5]

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