Bill Cook (politician)

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Bill Cook
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 1st district
In office
January 4, 2013 – January 1, 2019
Preceded byStan White
Succeeded byBob Steinburg
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
January 15, 2011 – January 4, 2013
Preceded byArthur J. Williams
Succeeded byPaul Tine
Personal details
Born (1945-08-12) August 12, 1945 (age 75)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Holly Cook
ResidenceChocowinity, NC
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
OccupationBusinessman - Retired from Potomac Electric Power Co.

William Cook (born August 12, 1945) is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as member of the North Carolina General Assembly from 2011 to 2019.[1][2]

Cook graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in economics. After graduation, he was offered an analyst position with Potomac Electric Power Company, where he worked for 34 years.

Cook was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives for District 6 in 2010, defeating incumbent Stan White by 21 votes after a recount.[3] He was elected to serve as North Carolina State Senator for District 1 in 2013. During his tenure in the North Carolina General Assembly, he served as the co-chairman of the following committees: Senate's Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources Committee, Senate's Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource, and the Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission. Additionally, he was a member on the following committees: Education/Higher Education, Finance, Judiciary II, Commerce, Program Evaluation, Joint Legislative Oversight on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources, Joint Legislative Oversight on Education, Regulatory and Rate Issues in Insurance and Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Oversight.[citation needed]

In 2017, Cook announced that he would not seek reelection.[4]

In 2018, Cook was listed as a Champion of the Family by the NC Values Coalition.[5]

Cook and his wife of 25 years, Holly, live in Beaufort County.[citation needed]


  1. ^ webmasters, NC General Assembly. "North Carolina General Assembly - Senator Bill Cook (Republican, 2017-2018 Session)". Archived from the original on 17 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ "White concedes 1st District election to Republican challenger". Winston-Salem Journal. December 3, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Bonner, Lynn (August 29, 2017). "Republican NC senator, facing a new district, says he's not running in 2018". The News & Observer. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "NC Values Coalition Legislative Scorecard". Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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North Carolina Senate
Preceded by
Stan White
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 1st district

Succeeded by
Bob Steinburg
North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur J. Williams
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 6th district

Succeeded by
Paul Tine