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“Democrat John Cook, El Paso’s 68-year-old former mayor, has demonstrated he can run a major city and has good ideas for governing the state’s public land.”

- The Dallas Morning News, October 8, 2014

“John Cook, 68, is a former El Paso mayor, Vietnam veteran and longtime civil servant with plenty of experience running large bureaucracies. He would seek to improve the accountability and transparency of the GLO.”

- Star-Telegram, October, 9, 2014

“George P. Bush wouldn’t be a powerful candidate for land commissioner if he were not a member of one of the Republican Party’s and the state’s great political dynasties.”

The Dallas Morning News, October 8, 2014

“Being an heir to a political dynasty is often good reason to disqualify a candidate.”

- Star-Telegram, October, 9, 2014

“Democrat John Cook, El Paso’s 68-year-old former mayor, has demonstrated he can run a major city and has good ideas for governing the state’s public land.”

- The Dallas Morning News, October 8, 2014

“Bush also favors a murky Texas Supreme Court ruling that could turn public beach into private land after major storms.”

- The Dallas Morning News, October 8, 2014

“John Cook, 68, is a former El Paso mayor, Vietnam veteran and longtime civil servant with plenty of experience running large bureaucracies. He would seek to improve the accountability and transparency of the GLO.”

- Star-Telegram, October, 9, 2014

“Jerry Patterson, ran this office with professionalism, and Cook seems far more likely to continue his record of good stewardship and commitment to veterans’ services.”

- The Austin Chronicle, October 14, 2014

“Rather than a candidate looking for his first statewide stepping stone, Cook is legitimately interested in managing the state’s land portfolio.”

- The Austin Chronicle, October 14, 2014

Talk about inequality. Congress makes $174,000 a year yet they think minimum wage Texans can live on $15,000?

George P Bush admits that Republicans have become the “Party of No”. John Cook knows how to get things done.

A vote for John Cook is a vote for real experience.

You don’t need a picture ID to buy an assault weapon, but you need one to vote?

The United States ranks 138th out of 169 nations for voter turnout and we still think we have a democratic republic?

Vote for people, not parties, and we’ll get better government.

- Wise County Messenger, November, 1, 2014

George P. Bush seems like a nice young man, but John Cook is a much more experienced and qualified candidate for Land Commissioner.

- Wise County Messenger, November, 1, 2014



John Cook is the Democratic nominee for Texas Land Commissioner in the 2014 elections. After a successful quarter of a century communications career, he retired as a manager from Southwestern Bell. John is a former teacher, a Vietnam combat veteran, the longest serving municipal elected official of El Paso, and a loving family man. He has lived in Texas the majority of his life, currently residing in El Paso, where his family have owned several businesses.

John Cook is the right man for the job. He has proven his leadership. He has financial and business experience, and presents a proven track record as a public servant. Click Here to Learn More

"NO POLITICAL PARTY HAS A MONOPOLY ON MORAL VALUES, ETHICS OR PATRIOTISM. I AM A MORAL, ETHICAL AND PATRIOTIC DEMOCRAT"

— JOHN COOK
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