Meet Colonel Paul Cook

San Bernardino County is a place of opportunity and possibility. Yet, we’re under attack from California’s bad policies and dangerous laws. We need a Supervisor with the courage and conviction to stand up for us. Retired US Marine Corps Colonel Paul Cook’s service and sacrifice to our country make him uniquely qualified to serve as our next supervisor in San Bernardino County’s 1st District.

An infantry officer who served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War, Paul’s military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device. Paul retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel.

After retirement from the Marine Corps, Paul served in local government and demonstrated his commitment to policies that protected working families and law abiding citizens.

“I’ve spent my lifetime defending America and the values that make us strong. As your County Supervisor, I’ll fight to keep our communities safe, and I’ll work every day to help create the jobs we need to achieve the American dream.”

In 2012, Paul’s neighbors elected him to represent them in Congress. As a Congressman, Paul distinguished himself as a champion for lower taxes, a strong military, veterans, and public access to public lands.

Holding a lifelong commitment to education, Paul has taught history and political science at Copper Mountain College, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), and University of California, Riverside (UCR). Paul holds a master’s in political science from UCR and a master’s in public administration from CSUSB.

Paul is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. Paul and his wife Jeanne reside in Apple Valley.