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Vivian E. Cook Edit Profile

State legislator

Vivian E. Cook, American state legislator. Recipient Sojourner Truth award, National Association Negro Business & Professor Women's Club, Inc., Golden Kiwanis Community Service award, Rockaway Boulevard Senior Citizens, Appreciation award, Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, Community Service award, Rochdale Village Civic Association, Political Leadership award, Association Minority Enterprises, New York.

Background

Cook, Vivian was born on May 23, 1937 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Daughter of McDonald Eaves and Eva Phillips.

Education

Graduate, DeFrans Business Institute.

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Connections

Married John Cook; 1 child, Reginald.

father:
McDonald Eaves

mother:
Eva Phillips

spouse:
John Cook

child:
Reginald Cook