Byron Cook

Byron Cook - Republican (Incumbent)

Byron Cook was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002 and is privileged to represent the hard-working citizens of House District 8, which includes Anderson, Freestone, Hill and Navarro counties. 

At the beginning of the 84th Legislative Session, Representative Cook was re-appointed chair of the House Committee on State Affairs for a third time. The committee has a diverse and broad jurisdiction over a myriad of critical issues to the state including: right to life issues, utility regulation, the management of state agencies, immigration and the administration of state government. Cook also continues to serve on the House Calendars Committee, of which he has been a member since 2009. 

In past legislative sessions, Cook has served as chair of the House Committee on Environmental Regulation and the House Committee on Civil Practices. He also served as the vice-chair of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee.

Cook is a businessman and rancher. He and his wife, Kay, live in Corsicana and have two daughters. Their youngest daughter will graduate in May 2015 from Texas A&M University and their oldest daughter, also a graduate of Texas A&M University, is married and has a son and a daughter.


  • Texas Association of Business


Cash On Hand: $291,068.76

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