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Vivian Cook

Incumbent
Assumed office 
1991

Born May 23, 1937 (1937-05-23) (age 72)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Jamaica, Queens, New York

Vivian Cook (born 1937) represents District 32 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises New York City's Queens borough neighborhoods of Jamaica Estates, South Jamaica Estates, Rochdale Village, and Springfield.

A native of South Carolina, Cook has served as District Leader of Queens for over 25 years. She is the Chairwoman of the Queens County Democratic Committee, as well as a member of both the Queens County Executive Committee and the Democratic National Committee. In 1988, and again in 1992, she served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

First elected in 1990, in 2000, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Task Force on Food and the Farm and Nutrition Policy. She currently is Chair of the Majority Program Committee. She also serves as Treasurer of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus.

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David Irving letter

On October 20, 2009, at the instance of a letter from Cook and twelve other New York State and City officeholders led by New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind to American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, American Express rescinded its Merchants Agreement with prominent Holocaust revisionist David Irving.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Siemaszko, Corky. "American Express says Holocaust denier David Irving's no 'merchant,' thanks to Assemblyman Hikind". New York Daily News. October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  2. ^ [http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/40853/State+&+Local+Officials+Join+Hikind+In+Denouncing+American+Express%27+Involvement+With+Holocaust+Denier.html "State & Local Officials Join Hikind in Denouncing American Express' Involvement with Holocaust Denier." Yeshiva World. October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
Preceded by
Edward Abramson
New York State Assembly, 32nd District
1991–present
Incumbent
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Vivian Cook

Incumbent
Assumed office 
1991

Born May 23, 1937 (1937-05-23) (age 73)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Jamaica, Queens, New York

Vivian Cook (born 1937) represents District 32 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises New York City's Queens borough neighborhoods of Jamaica Estates, South Jamaica Estates, Rochdale Village, and Springfield.

A native of South Carolina, Cook has served as District Leader of Queens for over 25 years. She is the Chairwoman of the Queens County Democratic Committee, as well as a member of both the Queens County Executive Committee and the Democratic National Committee. In 1988, and again in 1992, she served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

First elected in 1990, in 2000, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Task Force on Food and the Farm and Nutrition Policy. She currently is Chair of the Majority Program Committee. She also serves as Treasurer of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus.

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David Irving letter

On October 20, 2009, at the instance of a letter from Cook and twelve other New York State and City officeholders led by New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind to American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, American Express rescinded its Merchants Agreement with prominent Holocaust revisionist David Irving.[1][2]

Disclosure

The New York Daily News reported that Cook was among the Assembly members that refused to disclose her outside income.[3] This came 14 weeks after the state legislature publicly supported and approved a bill requiring them to disclose their outside income.[4] The bill that was vetoed by Governor David Paterson.

References

  1. ^ Siemaszko, Corky. "American Express says Holocaust denier David Irving's no 'merchant,' thanks to Assemblyman Hikind". New York Daily News. October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  2. ^ "State & Local Officials Join Hikind in Denouncing American Express' Involvement with Holocaust Denier." Yeshiva World. October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  3. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/05/25/2010-05-25_new_york_state_pols_who_wont_reveal_outside_income.html
  4. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/05/25/2010-05-25_pols_back_financial_disclosure__then_clam_up.html

External links

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Edward Abramson
New York State Assembly, 32nd District
1991–present
Incumbent
Retrieved from "http://yak.rapint.com/wiki/Vivian_Cook"

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