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Vivian Cook

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Vivian Cook
New York State Assembly District 32
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 24
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/23/1937
Place of birthRock Hill, SC
Office website
Vivian Cook (b. May 23, 1937) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. She has represented District 32 since 1991. Presently Cook is also the Deputy Majority Leader and chair of Majority Program Committee, New York State Assembly; part of the Democratic National Committee; and district leader to Queens County 32nd Assembly District. Her other political experiences include secretary for Queens County 32nd Assembly District; delegate to Democratic National Convention; majority whip, New York State Assembly; and chair of the Queens County Democratic Committee.

Cook graduated from DeFrans Business Institute. She is married to John.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cook has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Cook ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 32. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Cook ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She was unopposed the general election on November 2.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 32 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Cook (D) 18,065


On November 4, 2008 Cook won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 32. She ran unopposed.

Cook raised $22,815 for her campaign.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 32 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Cook (D) 28,115

Campaign donors


In 2010, Cook received $4,970 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vivian Cook's campaign in 2010
Communications Workers Local 1182$2,000
New York State Association Of Realtors$1,000
Crowley For Congress$1,000
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$500
Total Raised in 2010 $4,970


In 2008, a year in which Cook was up for re-election, she collected $22,815 in donations.[8]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Association of Realtors $1,800
New York State United Teachers $1,640
Verizon $1,400
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce $1,000

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