David Cook

 

  Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 8. He assumed office on January 9, 2017. His current term ends on January 9, 2023. On December 19, 2018, Cook was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) by an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper in Mesa, Arizona after the officer spotted Cook's vehicle moving out of its lane. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Cook responded with “Do you know what you’re doing, son? You’re making a mistake.” Cook was arrested with a blood alcohol content of between 0.152 percent and 0.158 percent, well above the state limit of 0.08 percent. When the officer informed Cook that he would lose his driver's license, he responded with "I’m fine; don’t worry, you’ll get yours".

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative District 7
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 8: Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Losing Arizona: Is Rep. David Cook An Insurrectionist?
"Cook was a major proponent behind the “Stop the Steal” movement, frequently questioning the election results on Twitter. "
Mar. 10, 2021
Attorney General Opened Investigation Into State Rep. David Cook; Status Is Unclear
Nov. 21, 2020
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-8
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 9: Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

 

HB 2706 - Vote to pass a bill that prohibits transgender female students from participating in school sports, from kindergarten through college, in private and public schools.
AZ House Ethics Committee Brings In Outside Counsel For Complaints Against David Cook
Feb. 12, 2020
David Cook Sent Threatening Messages After Being Confronted For 'Drunkenness,' Lobbyist Says
Jan. 24, 2020
Agriculture Group Puts Arizona Lobbyist On Leave As Lawmaker Denies Romantic Relationship
Jan. 22, 2020
Arizona State Rep. David Cook Receives 1-Day Jail Sentence For DUI Charge
Mar. 8, 2019
State Lawmaker David Cook Arrested By DPS For Extreme DUI
Dec. 20, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-8
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
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Apr. 9, 2018
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Mar. 15, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-8
Question 4: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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