Colonel Paul Cook (ret.) announced the endorsements of Congressmen Buck McKeon (R-CA 25) and Ken Calvert (R-CA 44) for his 8th Congressional District race. McKeon and Calvert join fellow Representatives Mary Bono Mack, Darrell Issa, and Jeff Denham in backing Paul Cook for Congress.
Congressman McKeon, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, talked about Cook's work on behalf of military and veterans, stating, "The world remains a dangerous place, and Colonel Cook's 26 years of military service provide him a distinct perspective on our Armed Services and on threats to our freedom. California needs Colonel Cook to continue his work on behalf of veterans, military families, and communities near military bases."
Congressman Calvert stated, "Paul Cook has a proven record of protecting taxpayers and of supporting economic policies to put Californians back to work. He'll work hard from day one to bring new jobs to California and restore our economy."
Cook said, "I'm thrilled to have the endorsement from two of the most respected members of Congress. Their backing means a lot to me personally, and I'll work every day to live up to expectation."
McKeon currently represents the cities of Victorville, Adelanto, Barstow, and all of Inyo and Mono counties, but due to redistricting will no longer do so. These communities are now included in the newly drawn 8th Congressional District.
McKeon and Calvert join former Governor Pete Wilson, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA 45), Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA 19) in endorsing Cook for his congressional race. Bono Mack serves as Cook's campaign co-chair.