Vivian E. Cook Edit Profile
Graduate, DeFrans Business Institute.
A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Cook has served as District Leader of Queens for over 25 years. In 1988, and again in 1992, she served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Cook was first elected to the State Assembly in 1990.
She was appointed Chairwoman of the Task Force on Food and the Farm and Nutrition Policy in 2000. She currently is Chair of the Majority Program Committee. She also serves as Treasurer of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus.
Cook ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. The New York Daily News reported that Cook was among the Assembly members that refused to disclose her outside income. This came 14 weeks after the state legislature publicly supported and approved a bill requiring them to disclose their outside income.
The bill that was vetoed by Governor David Paterson.
District leader Queens County. Founder Cmty. Education Resource Center. Chairwoman Queens County Democratic Committee.
Member Democratic National Committee, Queens County Exec.Com. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1988, 92. Founder, executive Allied Regular Democratic Club, Inc.
Member.South Ozone Park Women's Association (founder, Chairman, Board Of Directors).
Married John Cook; 1 child, Reginald.
Board Svc. award City of New York, Cmty. Svc. award Neighborhood Council, Mother's Day award Springfield Gardens, Commission Svc. & Leadership award New York State Martin Luther King, Junior Institute, Political Action Committee award P.E.F., Little League award Rochdal Village.