- John Cook (El Paso)
John Cook (born
February 27, 1946; Brooklyn, New York) is an American teacher, businessman, veteran, civic leader, and member of the Paso Del Norte Group. Cook has been Mayor of El Paso, Texassince June 2005, and announced on September 25, 2008 that he will run for re-election in May 2009.
Cook graduated from
New York City's Immaculata High School in 1964. He attended the University of Texas at El Pasoand earned a degree in business in 1977. In 1970, Cook married his wife Tram Cook, with whom he has six children and seven grandchildren between the ages of 23 and one month.
Mayor Cook has lived for most of his life in Northeast El Paso, where his family has owned and operated several businesses. He served in the
United States Armyfrom 1967 to 1970, seeing service as a special agent in military intelligence. He served as the distinguished City Council Representative of the 4th District of El Paso from 1999 to June 2005 prior to being elected Mayor. He has been deeply involved in El Paso's community affairs, as a businessman, a teacher, coach, founder and member of the board of many civic and veterans' organizations.
Since becoming Mayor of El Paso, Cook has overseen the adoption of the
Paso Del Norte Group's Downtown Redevelopment Plan.
List of mayors of El Paso, Texas
* [http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mayor/biography.asp Biography] from the City of El Paso
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