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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: 317-232-9678
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. 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.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently recognized the Indiana Farm Bureau for its dedication to infusing agriculture in Hoosier classrooms.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would give students more access to specialty classes and programs that their schools may not provide.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) — The House Committee on Roads and Transportation recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would establish the Indiana Emergency Contact Data Base giving public safety officers access to information in the event of a death or serious bodily injury.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2017) — The House Committee on Education recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide students with access to specialty classes and programs if they are not provided by the school they attend.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) — The House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide protections to those who rescue animals left unattended in hot cars.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2017) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would allow school corporations to direct more dollars to classrooms by providing more budgetary flexibility.
Even when the outside temperature is as low as 72 degrees, the interior temperature of a car can reach up to 116 degrees within an hour. Rolling down or cracking windows is still not enough to affect the inside temperature of the vehicle in order to make it a safe environment for animals. If pets are exposed to this type of heat for a period of time, not only are they suffering, but they could also endure permanent organ damage and death.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2017) — The House Committee on Judiciary today passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) proposal that would provide protections to those who rescue animals left unattended in hot vehicles.
As a member of the House of Representatives, I remain dedicated to supporting educators and students. Working to direct more dollars to the classroom and improving testing is among my priorities.
As the 2017 session starts, legislators in the House of Representatives are working to responsibly make the necessary investments in roads and education for the next generation.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 28, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 12, 2016) — The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship, paying $7,500 per year for students pursuing a career in education, is Dec. 31, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) has been selected to serve on State Superintendent-Elect Dr. Jennifer McCormick’s transition team as she prepares to take office in January.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 23, 2016) — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) today named State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) as vice chair of the House Committee on Education.
“Habitat for Humanity gives Hoosiers like Natalie and her family a decent, safe and affordable place to live,” Cook said. “Volunteer opportunities for this great organization are available all across the state; take time to help those in need while making a difference in your community.”
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 10, 2016) — “A top priority this session is responsibly expanding the pre-K pilot program across our state,” State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) said. “I am looking forward to exploring effective educational opportunities that will help our Hoosier children develop and learn.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was named Legislator of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Indiana for advocating for great design, advancing the architecture profession, and championing some legislation that was positive for architectural firms and school corporations
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) received an award for conservative excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation in its 2016 ratings of the Indiana General Assembly.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Five local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Education.
STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) congratulates Bonnie and Kenneth Harrold as Hoosier Homestead award recipients for 150 years of family farm ownership in Grant County.
“Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy,” Cook said. “Farming operations like the Harrold Farm provide jobs to hard-working Hoosiers while putting food on our tables. I wish the Harrold family continued success for the next 150 years.”
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) welcomes Hamilton County resident, Gabe Sachs, to the Statehouse where he is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) welcomes local resident, Erin Moorhous, to the Statehouse where she is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) – The House of Representatives voted 95-1 in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill to provide high school students classes in newly created workplace functional Spanish, emphasizing common Spanish vocabulary and acceptable grammar usage. Upon successful completion of the classes, students will qualify for credit and special language notations on their transcripts.
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