Vivian E. Cook

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Vivian E. Cook
Vivian E Cook.jpg
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 32nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 1991
Preceded byEdward Abramson
Personal details
Born (1937-05-23) May 23, 1937 (age 82)[1]
Rock Hill, South Carolina[2]
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceJamaica, Queens, New York
WebsiteOfficial website

Vivian E. Cook (born May 23, 1937)[1] represents District 32 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises New York City's Queens borough neighborhoods of Jamaica Estates, Rochdale Village, and Springfield.

A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Cook has served as a District Leader in Queens for over 25 years.[2] As of January 2019, Cook is the County Committee Chair of the Queens County Democratic Committee.[3]

Cook was first elected to the State Assembly in 1990.[4] She was appointed Chairwoman of the Task Force on Food and the Farm and Nutrition Policy in 2000.[5] As of June 2019, Cook serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Standing Committees.[6] Cook ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.[7][8]

In 2010, the New York Daily News reported that Cook was among the Assembly members that refused to disclose her outside income.[9]

In December 2018, a former staffer filed a discrimination lawsuit accusing Cook of being an abusive boss who used profanity and racial slurs.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Assembly Member Vivian E. Cook (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Vivian E. Cook: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "About - Queens Dems".
  4. ^ Bus, Off The (28 February 2008). "DNC New York Superdelegates". HuffPost.
  5. ^ "New York State Assembly - Vivian E. Cook".
  6. ^ "New York State Assembly Leadership - Assembly Leadership". Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008.
  8. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010.
  9. ^ "New York State pols who won't reveal outside income". New York Daily News. May 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Boniello, Kathianne (16 December 2018). "Ex-aide claims top Queens Democrat was corrupt, spewed racist slurs".

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Edward Abramson
New York State Assembly
32nd District