About Bill Cook
Bill Cook, aged 64 years, and his wife of 19 years, Holly, have lived in Beaufort County for the past 6 years. During this time, Bill he has met a great many kind and generous people. Bill feels blessed to live in such a wonderful community in such a beautiful state. His great affection for the people he has met and his concern for their welfare that has compelled Bill to run for N.C. House of Representatives. Please continue reading to learn more about Bill. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Personal & Family
Bill was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a disadvantaged section of the city. Bill played football in high school and worked part-time to pay for his first car. Being the first in his family to attend college, he says that, "one of my proudest moments in life was providing my mother with the chance to see her son graduate from college."
Bill’s parents were originally from North Carolina before moving to Washington D.C. Bill has many fond memories as a child visiting his grandmother, aunts and uncles here in North Carolina. Among his most vivid memories are those of working on his uncle’s tobacco farm as a child.
Bill has two grown children of his own, Kerri and Billy and two beautiful granddaughters, Calli and Adelade. Bill enjoys playing tennis, reading, gardening, target shooting, cooking, and taking long walks with his wife and Golden Retriever, Beau. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington NC.
Professional & Education
Working part-time to pay for his tuition, Bill graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics. Upon graduation, he was offered an analyst position with Potomac Electric Power Company, a billion dollar company in Washington D.C. After a few short years he was promoted to the first of several managerial positions. During his 34 year tenure he effectively managed revenue forecasts, cost of service studies, determining prices and budget preparation for multiple departments. After retiring in 2003, Bill and Holly moved to North Carolina.
Public & Community Service
While living in Washington D.C., Bill volunteered regularly with several not-for-profit organizations. He served as a Big Brother, helped with Cub Scouts camping, taught teenagers about business and tutored students from Spanish speaking families. Also, for three years he was a President of a Falls Church, Virginia Home Owners Association.
Here in Beaufort County, Bill has volunteered a good deal of his time back to the community. For several years, Bill has tutored adults in math and English as a Literacy Volunteer. He has volunteered his time performing home repair and remodeling work for disadvantaged families in surrounding communities. He is Treasurer of the Down East Republican Club and Finance Director of the Beaufort County Republican Party. Bill served as Chairman of the Cypress Landing Tennis Committee and as a Master Gardener, where he was in charge of several community landscaping projects. Bill Cook is a Commissioner for the Mid-East Regional Housing Authority, a government agency mandated to help impoverished families with their housing needs. Last year he was elected to and is currently serving on his community HOA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Committe of 100, a group that promotes local economic expansion.