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Calif. Rep. Paul Cook Joins GOP Retirement Wave

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Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 17 September 2019 03:52 PM

A Republican from the blue state of California is retiring from Congress and will run for local office, according to a new report.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., is stepping down at the end of his current term, which ends in 2020. He is now running for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

"Serving in Congress has been an absolute honor, and I'm proud of my numerous victories amid a tough partisan atmosphere," Cook said in a press release.

"Our high desert needs continued strong leadership at the county level, and I pledge to fight for this area with the same dedication and conviction I've demonstrated my entire career."

Cook represents California's 8th District, which encompasses a large chunk of the state's eastern region that angles to the southeast. He first took office in 2013.

More than a dozen House Republicans have announced plans not to run for re-election next year.

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