YUCCA VALLEY – Colonel Paul Cook (ret.) announced an endorsement by the US Chamber of Commerce for his 8th Congressional District race. In a letter to Cook, Thomas Donahue, President and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, stated the following:
“On behalf of the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, I am pleased to inform you that the US Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has endorsed your candidacy for the US House of Representatives… Your record of support on pro-business issues earned this endorsement.
“At no other time in our nation’s history has it been more critical that Members of Congress provide leadership that protects and advances the interests of the business community. We believe that your election to the US. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create more jobs, and get our country back on track.”
Cook stated, “These are tough economic times, but I still believe in America’s entrepreneurial spirit. This country has recovered from incredible adversity before, and we can do it again. In this district, we have the resources to expand businesses and create good paying jobs. But we need regulatory reform and smart policies from Washington. I’m very proud to receive the US Chamber’s endorsement, and I look forward to fighting for jobs and working families in Congress.”
Formerly, Cook served as Executive Director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. He has distinguished himself as a pro-economy state lawmaker by fighting to eliminate job-killing mandates such as the Minimum Franchise Tax and the costly Fire Tax.