State Representative Tony Cook joined the Indiana House of Representatives in December 2014.
Since joining the state legislature, Rep. Cook has served as a strong advocate for education reform. His leadership in the General Assembly stems from a career in education that has spanned more than 40 years, including 36 years in various leadership capacities at Hamilton Heights, Clinton Prairie and Noblesville School Corporations. His many years of experience, accrued knowledge and compassion have strengthened K-12 education in Indiana and put Hoosier students on the path to success.
In 1987, Rep. Cook gained national attention as he welcomed HIV-positive teenager Ryan White to Hamilton Heights High School at the height of an HIV/AIDS crisis riddled with public misperception. Rep. Cook continues to speak across the country on the power and importance of acceptance and AIDS education.
Outside of his role in the legislature, Rep. Cook is involved in a number of community activities. He resides in Cicero with his wife Kathryn, a practicing attorney in Frankfort. Together, they have two grown sons; Tyler and Travis. "