John Cook (Virginia politician)

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John C. Cook
Member of the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors
from the Braddock district
Assumed office
March 17, 2009
Preceded by Sharon Bulova
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater Gettysburg College; George Washington University
Occupation Attorney

John Cook is the supervisor for the Braddock District of Fairfax County. He represents his district on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He is a partner in the Fairfax-based law firm of Cook Kitts & Francuzenko, PLLC. He attended Gettysburg College and received his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University.[1]

Career[edit]

Cook is a former chair of the Employment Law Section of the Fairfax County Bar Association and a member of the New York State and the Virginia bar associations, the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and a conciliator for the Fairfax Circuit Court.

In March 2009, Cook defeated Ilryong Moon in a special election to replace Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova after she was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 2009.[2] He is the first Republican to represent the district since Charles Majer, who served from 1968 to 1972. Cook was re-elected in 2011 and 2015, defeating Democrat Janet Oleszek in both elections.[3]

Supervisor Cook serves as Chairman of the Fairfax County Public Safety Committee and the Domestic Violence Prevention and Policy Coordinating Committee. He is a Founding Member of Fairfax County's Diversion First Initiative, which helps low-level offenders with mental illness by diverting them from jail and connecting them with services to treat them and prevent them from reoffending. Supervisor Cook is also the Chairman of the Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN) Steering Committee. WIN is a collective of stakeholders "committed to, advancing employment and day services for individuals with developmental disabilities." Other leadership roles Supervisor Cook serves include Commissioner for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), Chairman of the NVTC Governance and Personnel Committee, and Treasurer of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board. [4] As president of the Kings Park Civic Association (KPCA), Cook designed and implemented a Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which served as a pilot program for then-Supervisor Sharon Bulova's neighborhood revitalization initiative. Under his leadership, KPCA won the Best of Braddock "Community Enhancement and Beautification" award from the Braddock District Council in 2008. Cook also was named by Bulova as the 2008 "Community Champion" for the Braddock District, as recognized by Volunteer Fairfax.[1][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Supervisor John C. Cook's Biography". Fairfax County. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Somashekhar, Sandhya (12 March 2009). "Republican Wins Close Supervisor Race in Fairfax". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Should the United States fund the service program AmeriCorps? President Obama would increase its budget. Rep. Paul Ryan would eliminate federal funding for the program". The Washington Post. October 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Supervisor John C. Cook". Fairfax County, Virginia. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "John Cook Top Choice for Fairfax County Supervisor". The Washington Post. March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.