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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  David L. Cook

David L. Cook

District 8

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 341
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5162
Fax Number: (602)

Personal Information:
Home City: Globe
Occupation: Rancher
Member Since: 2017
David was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1968 into a farming and ranching family and was active in 4-H and FFA. He moved to Arizona in 1985 and graduated from Miami High School in 1986. After working several years in the electrical apparatus field and helping farmers with irrigation pumps and controls, he moved back to Globe and worked for the Department of Corrections. After twelve years and receiving numerous achievements within the department, David retired with the rank of Sergeant to peruse his own business of ranching. In the year 2000, David and his wife Diana began DC Cattle Co L.L.C. David and Diana have two children David Jr (16) and Maria (15) who currently attend Miami High school and are enrolled in several sporting and school activities. The entire family works on their Globe ranch together.

David has attended several community colleges (Eastern Arizona, Rio Salado, and Central Arizona College). He is a proud graduate of the Arizona State Universities’ Certified Public Manager Program. He has served on the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association (ACGA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as Federal Lands Chairman for the ACGA, as the Federal Lands Chairman for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is a past Young Cattlemen’s Conference Chairman, board member of the Globe Miami Chamber of Commerce, on the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, is a past President of the Gila County Cattle Growers’ Association, past President of Gila County Sheriff’s Posse, and is a past President of the Cobre Valley Republican Club. David currently holds positions on the Gila County Cattle Growers’ Board of Directors and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Advisory Board.

David has received several awards for his hard work:
  • 2015 university of Arizona “Extensionist” of the Year.
  • 2014 University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Centennial Award for outstanding service and dedication
  • 2013 Arizona State Mine Inspector Safety Award
  • 2012 Arizona State Mine Inspector Safety Award
  • 2010 Globe Miami Chamber of Commerce Rancher of the Year
  • 2009 National Cattlemen’s Foundation Max Deets Scholarship Winner
  • 2005 Environmental Stewardship Award Region 6 Winner presented by Dow Agro Science, Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • 2005 Beef Vision Award presented by National Cattlemen’s Foundation
  • 2004 Range Manager of the year presented by Arizona Section Society of Range Management
  • 2003 Partnership Award presented by the Tonto National Forest.

David Cook is a lifetime member of the N.R.A. member of the Arizona Farm Bureau , Arizona Cattle Growers Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Public Lands Council and the Knights of Columbus


Committee Assignments
Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Member Click Here Click Here
Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2105 C state fair board; continuation
HB2183 C lifetime limit; cash assistance
HB2184 C at-risk youth; career, college readiness
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2251 P* ADOT; Meridian road extension
HB2252 P* rural school employees; tuition waiver
HB2253 P* state veterinarian; animal identification; appropriation
HB2268 C sexual assault evidence; submission; reports
HB2269 C victims' rights; requirements; monetary judgments See Vote
HB2270 C postsecondary education; veterans; transfer credits See Vote
HB2271 C occupational licensing; military members
HB2323 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2371 C oversize commercial vehicles; local authority
HB2385 C schools; accounting; budgeting; reporting See Vote
HB2390 C postsecondary education; loan information
HB2402 C prohibited possessors; driving record; notation
  (NOW: restricted licenses; driving violations; penalties
HB2407 C appropriation; counties; essential services
HB2409 C injunction against harassment; petition; hearing
HB2410 C workers' compensation; firefighters; heart-related cases
HB2430 C marijuana; health warnings
HB2431 C racing; simulcasting agreements
HB2444 C sexual assault; victim advocates; privilege
HB2445 C interfering; judicial proceeding; prosecution; sentence
HB2458 C employee donations; school districts
HB2459 C secretary of state; constitutional conventions
HB2460 C dental board; teeth-whitening services
HB2461 C toll roads; conversion; prohibition.
HB2462 C employment agents; unlawful practices
HB2473 C eighth grade promotion; requirements
HB2479 C AHCCCS; waivers; tribal exemptions
HB2501 P* community colleges; workforce development
HB2504 C public accommodation; disability; discrimination; sanctions
HB2508 C reduction in force; state agencies
HB2509 C appropriations; one percent reduction; exceptions
HB2525 C prohibition; photo radar
HB2530 C rural development tax credits
HCM2003 C urging EPA, Congress; nuclear power
HCM2005 P* hardrock mining; rule; urging EPA
HCR2010 C application; Article V convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
HCR2021 P* suicide prevention month
HJR2002 C lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
HJR2003 C Colorado River allocation; management.
HR2003 C Arizona aerospace day
SB1097 C state lottery distributions; family homelessness
SB1129 C electric nonprofit cooperatives; patronage capital
SB1280 C groundwater; extinguishment credits; Pinal AMA
SB1281 C empowerment scholarship accounts; revisions
SB1327 C Gold Star memorial
SB1337 C industrial hemp; licensing
SB1431 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SCR1002 C application; Article V convention.
SCR1004 C death resolution; Gus Arzberger
SCR1005 C death resolution; George Lemen
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor