Bill Cook
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Bill Cook


American politician

Beaufort County, North Carolina
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Bill Cook

American politician
Years of Age
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

William Cook (born August 12, 1945) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He represents the state's first Senate district, which consists of Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties.Senator Cook serves 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, the Senator serves as 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. Senator Cook graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics. Upon graduation, he was offered an analyst position with Potomac Electric Power Company. During his 34-year tenure he effectively managed revenue forecasts, cost of service studies, determining prices and budget preparation for multiple departments. Senator Cook has volunteered a good deal of his time back to the community. For several years, he has tutored adults in math and English as a Literacy Volunteer. The Senator has volunteered his time performing home repair and remodeling work for disadvantaged families in surrounding communities. He is a member of the Committee of 100, a group that promotes local economic expansion in eastern North Carolina.



  (1 of 1)  
University of Maryland
BS Business Administration

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
North Carolina State Senate
2013 - 2019
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2010 - 2012
Potomac Electric Power Company, retired

Other Experience

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Former President
Homeowners Association, Falls Church, Virginia
Former Treasurer
Down East Republican Club
Committee of 100
First Baptist Church, Washington, North Carolina
Former Chairman
Cypress Landing Tennis Committee
Former Finance Director
Beaufort County Republican Party
Former Master Gardener
Literacy Volunteer
Board of Directors, Community Homeowners Association
Former Co-Chair
Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources, North Carolina State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Commissioner
Mid-East Regional Housing Authority
Former Member
Commerce and Insurance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Program Evaluation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
State and Local Government Committee, North Carolina State Senate