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DATE: December 17, 2019

CONTACT: Nathan Bassetto

PHONE: 817-565-5056


Republican Mansfield Mayor David Cook Announces for Texas House

Mansfield Mayor and businessman David Cook today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to become the next State Representative of Texas House District 96. HD 96 covers southeastern Tarrant County including the cities of Mansfield, Kennedale, Crowley and portions of Fort Worth, Arlington and Burleson. Incumbent State Rep. Bill Zedler has decided not to seek reelection.


“Bill Zedler has been a beacon of liberty in the Texas House,” said Cook. “His years of devoted service are an example to us all. I look forward to working with all Republicans to keep this seat red next November.”


Since filing, Cook has already gained the endorsements of Congressman Ron Wright, Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Crowley Mayor Billy Davis, Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson, Dalworthington Gardens Mayor Laurie Bianco, County Judge Glen Whitley, Commissioner Victor Vandergriff, County Commissioner Gary Fickes, Fmr. County Commissioner Andy Nguyen, District Clerk Tom Wilder, District Attorney Sharen Wilson, State Rep. Matt Krause, State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, Fort Worth Attorney Dee Kelly Jr., State Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.


As Mayor, David Cook has led one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Texas. During his tenure, Mansfield has been recognized by Money Magazine three separate years as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States, being ranked as high as 17 th in 2014. “Mansfield is a friendly town that has long enjoyed strong economic and job opportunities, excellent schools and a high quality of life.” Mansfield has also been recognized for being the second safest city in the State of Texas.


Cook is running to join Governor Abbott in cutting property taxes, increasing school safety for our kids, securing our border, and defending Texas values from the liberal democrats’ socialist agenda.


“Texas faces a very real threat from the socialist agenda next election,” said Cook. “Our shared family values and strong Texas economy are on the line. We’ve got to come together to ensure we keep the Texas House and protect our way of life.” David and his wife, Tonya, have long called southeast Tarrant County home. They have four grown children, Stefan, Blake, Cecilee and Christian, daughter-in- law, Amanda, sons-in-law, Luke and Colton, and granddaughter, Mackelyn. The Cooks are members of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Mansfield, where they facilitate marriage classes together and David serves as a Deacon.

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