Cook to serve on Education, Elections summer study committees

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Education.  

In preparation for the 2016 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation.

“My colleagues and I will be working to improve education, but in addition, we will be looking for ways to reduce school sexual misconduct violations and methods of improving the reporting requirements,” Cook said. “As a former teacher, I know that these rare instances are not reflective of the vast majority of educators in our state, however, it is important to tackle these issues where needed to ensure the safety of our children.”

Cook said interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are also welcomed to attend.

Cook will also serve on the Interim Study Committee on Elections.

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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.