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Cook Sworn In To Serve 49th Legislative District
Joined by my family, friends and supporters on Jan. 3, I was officially sworn in at the state Capitol to begin my first term in the General Assembly serving the people of the 49th Legislative District.
I am truly humbled to be the first Republican elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since the 49th Legislative District was created in 1969. The House is now comprised of 121 Republicans and 81 Democrats, including 23 first-term members.
Also on swearing-in day, the House unanimously selected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as speaker of the House for the second consecutive session. The day also included certification of election results, election of the House parliamentarian and adoption of rules that will govern the chamber.
You can watch my video comments following Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony by clicking here.
For more information on my legislative priorities moving forward, read my swearing-in day news release.
For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit RepBudCook.com and Facebook.com/RepBudCook.
Let’s Get Connected on Facebook
My new Facebook page is up and running as yet another way for me to interact with District 49 residents.
I encourage you to go to the site and hit “Like” to receive regular updates on legislative activity, district events and state government information, along with photos and videos of what I’m doing in the district and in Harrisburg.
Go to Facebook.com/RepBudCook today!
PA House Scholarship Applications Now Available at RepBudCook.com
High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships through the program. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student.
Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for the scholarship. A student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need are also taken into consideration.
To apply, interested students should visit RepBudCook.com and click on House Scholarship Information. The application deadline is March 1.
The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. No tax money or other public funds are used.
101st Farm Show Kicks Off This Weekend
The Pennsylvania Farm Show near Harrisburg kicks off Saturday, Jan. 7, and is designed to showcase the very best in agriculture that the Commonwealth has to offer.
The Farm Show, which features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors, emphasizes the importance of agriculture in daily life, highlights the latest in ag technology and advancements and offers attractions for all ages.
Admission to the show is free, but parking is $15 per vehicle. Shuttle service is provided.
More information is available at www.FarmShow.state.pa.us.