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House District 32
Indiana House of Representatives: 2014-present
House District 32: Includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison and Delaware counties.
Statehouse Phone Number: 317-232-9705
Occupation: Teacher/Principal/Superintendent (retired)
State Representative Tony Cook joined the Indiana House of Representatives in December 2014.
Since joining the state legislature, Rep. Cook has served as a strong advocate for education reform. Last session, he carried the largest education deregulation bill in the House. The law substantially reduced regulatory burden, allowing schools to focus more time and resources in the classroom. Throughout the legislative process, Rep. Cook facilitated nearly two dozen accommodations, concessions or compromises on various aspects of the bill in order to achieve broad, bipartisan support from all education stakeholders. The bill passed unanimously.
His leadership in the General Assembly stems from a career in education that has spanned more than 40 years, including 36 years in various leadership capacities at Hamilton Heights, Clinton Prairie and Noblesville School Corporations. His many years of experience, accrued knowledge and compassion have strengthened K-12 education in Indiana and put Hoosier students on the path to success.
In 1987, Rep. Cook gained national attention as he welcomed HIV-positive teenager Ryan White to Hamilton Heights High School at the height of an HIV/AIDS crisis riddled with public misperception. Rep. Cook continues to speak across the country on the power and importance of acceptance and AIDS education.
Outside of his role in the legislature, Rep. Cook is involved in a number of community activities. He resides in Cicero with his wife Kathryn, a practicing attorney in Frankfort. Together, they have two grown sons; Tyler and Travis.
House District 32 consists of all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison, and Delaware counties.