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}}{{tnr}}'''William Cook''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[North Carolina State Senate]], representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  
  
 
Cook previously represented District 6 in the [[North Carolina House of Representatives]] from 2011 to 2013.
 
Cook previously represented District 6 in the [[North Carolina House of Representatives]] from 2011 to 2013.

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William Cook
William Cook.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives District 6
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland. 1970
Personal
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William Cook is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Cook previously represented District 6 in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Cook holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He spent 34 years working as an analyst and manager for the Potomac Electric Power company.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Finance
Judiciary II
Program Evaluation
State and Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cook served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Cook's website highlights the following issues:[2]

Reduce Unemployment

  • 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."

Smaller Budgets

  • 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."

Decrease Taxes

  • 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."

2010

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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

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.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Cook 50% 43,735
     Democratic Stan White Incumbent 50% 43,714
Total Votes 87,449
North Carolina State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Cook 62.9% 8,243
Jerry Evans 37.1% 4,855
Total Votes 13,098

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Cook won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Arthur Williams (D).[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png William Cook (R) 12,910 53.45%
Arthur Williams (D) 11,242 46.55%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Cook raised a total of $130,230 in campaign contributions.[6]

His eleven largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $44,204
Pope, James Arthur $4,000
Petro, Jeff $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
Pope, Katherine $4,000
Cmte to Elect Thomas Tillis $4,000

Personal

Cook and his wife, Holly, have two children. They currently reside in Chocowinity, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stan White (D)
North Carolina State Senate - District 1
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Arthur Williams
North Carolina House - District 6
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Tine (D)