Cook recognized for conservative excellence

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.

Cook received one of the highest scores for voting most consistently with the ideals articulated in the U.S. Constitution: limited and transparent government, individual rights and personal responsibility. The foundation researches and selects a range of bills that determine a member’s adherence to conservative principles, and issues a yearly scorecard for all 50 state legislative bodies.

“I always keep my constituents’ interests in mind when making voting decisions,” Cook said. “I look forward to supporting conservative principles in the upcoming legislative session.”

According to the foundation, 39 state representatives and 21 state senators in Indiana scored between 90 and 100 percent. This marks the fifth year the group rated the General Assembly.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

A high-resolution photo of Cook can be downloaded by clicking here.