BISHOP, CA – The Inyo County Republican Party Central Committee announced its endorsement of Colonel Paul Cook (ret.) for California’s Eighth Congressional District (CD8). California’s CD8 covers all of Mono and Inyo counties, as well as large portions of San Bernardino County, including the High Desert.
A press release announcing the “proud” endorsement of Cook, was issued by Thaddeus Taylor, Chairman of the Inyo County Republican Party Central Committee.
Cook stated, “I’m estatic to get this endorsement. Inyo County is a wonderful place of hardworking Americans, a place that demonstrates the values that helped make our country great.
“We have so many issues to address in Inyo County, including land use questions, strong-arming by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and environmental issues such as the attempt to designate the sage grouse as an endangered species. I want to continue fighting for Inyo County in Congress, and getting this coveted endorsement puts me one step closer to achieving that goal.”
Cook was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, winning a hotly contested race to represent CD8. He has distinguished himself by fighting to pass a balanced budget plan, strengthening America’s economy, and protecting Medicare for seniors. He also voted multiple times to defund, delay, and replace Obamacare. Cook serves on the Armed Services, Veterans, and Foreign Affairs committees in the House.
Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.