Home City: Globe Occupation: Rancher Member Since: 2017
David was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma into a farming and ranching family and grew up being active in 4-H and FFA. In 1985, he moved to Arizona and graduated from Miami High School.
His first career was in the electrical apparatus field; helping farmers with irrigation pumps and controls. After several years, David moved back to Globe and worked for the Department of Corrections (DOC),
retiring as a Sergeant with numerous achievements within the department. In his role as a legislator, David uses his 12 years of experience in DOC to understand the needs of the corrections industry and
In the year 2000, David and his wife, Diana, pursued a life-long dream of ranching and started the DC Cattle Company. They believed a rural life would be beneficial to their two children, David Jr., a student
at ASU and Maria, a senior at Miami High School. 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, and a strong
advocate for the availability of dual enrollment programs to all rural students.
Currently, David holds positions on the Gila County Cattle Growers' Board of Directors and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Advisory Board. 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 Cook is a lifetime member of the N.R.A., member of the Arizona Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Arizona Cattle Growers Association, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Public Lands Council, Knights of
Columbus and a member of the Holy Angels Parish in Globe.
Awards that David has received for his hard work:
2018 2018 Citizen Legislator of the Year
Conservative Achievement Award for Defending Arizonan's Constitutional Rights
2018 Gila Community College Award for recognition of Devotion to Education
2018, 2017 "Champion of Term Limits Award" U.S. Term Limits
2017 Arizona Police Association "Freshman Legislator of the Year"
2017 "Friend of the Family" from the Arizona Family Project
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.