FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2019
CONTACT: Nick Bloise
Cathy Cook Launches Campaign for Eighth State Assembly District
Carmichael, CA – Cathy Cook, an international airline pilot and Gulf War veteran, announced today that she is running for the Eighth State Assembly District to unseat current four term incumbent Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova.
“Surrounded by family, friends, and active community members who have known me a longtime, I am announcing my candidacy to become the next State Assemblywoman of the Eighth Assembly District!,” Cook said. “I will put people over politics and the greed of special interest groups. I will work to protect our neighborhoods, repeal ineffective rules and regulations and skyrocketing taxes that make California unaffordable for our young, elderly as well as small business owners; I’ll find common sense solutions to address the homeless epidemic in California, and I will be a strong advocate for our veterans and their families. I want to represent and work for your interests in the State legislature as your next Assemblywoman.”
Cathy Cook officially launched her campaign at the Silver Sake Restaurant in Carmichael surrounded by a crowd of enthusiastic friends, family and community members including several previous State Assembly candidates and political leaders.
Daughter of Ted Cook, a retired state architect, and Gladys Cook, nee Galindo, a Salvadoran born Spanish court interpreter; she is a lifelong resident of the Arden Arcade/ Carmichael community. Cook graduated from Mira Loma High School in 1975. Cathy is the oldest of three daughters, and fondly remembers spending time with her father building model airplanes which sparked her interest in flying. While in college at Cal State Sacramento, she earned a degree in Economics, and she was granted an internship with the California Energy Commission where she worked in the new field of Alternative Wind Energy. Inspired by the woman’s movement to break new barriers, and an article in the Sacramento Bee about woman military pilots, Cathy joined the Air Force and became one of the first woman military pilots in the early 1980s. Cathy was also one of the first woman pilots to fly supportive combat missions when she was deployed in the First Gulf War. As a result of her and her fellow women pilots performance during the First Gulf War, women were subsequently empowered to fly all combat and surveillance aircraft in the US Air Force inventory. Cathy continued her flying career as Captain and international commercial airline pilot for Delta Airlines flying Boeing 757s amongst other aircraft. Cathy is a widow and mother of two amazing sons who are currently in college. Cathy has been very involved in the community serving as a President of her Neighborhood Association , as a volunteer in her children’s school activities as well as a volunteer for the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association.
Paid for by Cathy Cook for Assembly 2020 (FPPC# 1421062); PO Box 675, Carmichael, CA 95609-0675