Statement: Rep. Cook: focuses on education, supports Boys and Girls Club

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) in your coverage of Organization Day 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse. In addition to being sworn-in, the House of Representatives announced a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club that will last until the end of the legislative session.


“One of the main issues I intend to focus on this session is K-12 education, particularly the aspect of improving teacher quality,” State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) said. “We need to attract our best and brightest into the classroom, so I look forward to finding ways to incentivize Hoosier students to stay and teach in Indiana while working to retain our best educators as well.


“It was also an honor to support the Boys and Girls Club. I have worked with this organization as a principal, teacher and superintendent and coached boys’ basketball at the Noblesville Club. My wife even served on the state and Clinton County board for United Way, which is connected to the Boys and Girls Club. I look forward to partnering with this incredible organization and supporting their mission throughout the legislative session.”


Rep. Cook represents all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.