YUCCA VALLEY – The San Bernardino Sun newspaper selected Colonel Paul Cook as their endorsed candidate in the 8th Congressional District. This is the second time the Sun has endorsed Colonel Cook; he was also their choice during the highly contested June primary.
The newspaper was effusive in its praise, noting Colonel Cook’s leadership in office, knowledge of business, and ability to tackle the toughest problems:
“We endorsed Republican Assemblyman Paul Cook for this seat in the June primary — when there were 13 candidates in the race. Unsurprisingly, he’s our man in November as well.
“Cook, a retired colonel with 26 years in the US Marine Corps, has been an effective legislator in his six years in the Assembly. Despite being in the Republican minority, he has written more than two dozen bills that became laws in public safety, veterans affairs, business, and social services.
“The 8th District is home to two Marine Corps bases and an Army training facility, so Cook’s military background is a good fit.
“He’s a former Yucca Valley Town Council member and former executive director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, so he understands local government and business. Cook is a thoughtful problem-solver who will serve the district well.”
In their primary endorsement, the Sun declared, “Cook has the pulse of business leaders who are looking for government to ease regulations that impede economic development.”
Colonel Cook has also earned the endorsements of the US Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Jerry Lewis, Congressman Buck McKeon, and countless other leaders and organizations.
Colonel Cook is the only candidate for the 8th Congressional District who lives in the High Desert, and he is the only candidate to have represented significant portions of the district, including Yucaipa and the Morongo Basin.