Rep. Paul Cook serves as the Representative of the 8th District of California in the 115th Congress. He is a member of House Armed Services, House Foreign Affairs, and House Natural Resources. Born in Meriden, Connecticut, he received a Bachelors degree in teaching from Southern Connecticut State University. He later moved to California, receiving an MPA from California State University, San Bernardino and a Masters in political science from the University of California Riverside. He also served in the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps.