VICTOR VALLEY – State Senator Sharon Runner announced her endorsement of Colonel Paul Cook (ret.) for Congress in the newly drawn 8th District.
Runner stated, “Colonel Cook is the clear choice for Congress in this district. He’s lived in the High Desert for decades, and he knows our issues backward and forward. The Victor Valley needs Colonel Cook in Congress to help bring jobs, strengthen our economy, and give us a strong voice. I’m proud to offer him my endorsement.”
In the State Senate, Runner represents Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and many smaller communities in the Victor Valley. She has distinguished herself as the driving force behind Jessica’s Law, along with her husband George Runner. Jessica’s Law increased the penalties for sex offenders and required lifelong GPS monitoring for high-risk sex offenders. As a lawmaker, Cook has authored a number of significant bills on sex offenders, including one of the most stringent workplace restrictions on sex offenders in the nation and another to keep out-of-state sex offenders from moving to California.
Cook stated, “Sharon has been rock solid on local and conservative issues. The Runner name means something throughout the state, but it’s especially important in this High Desert area. I’m honored to have her endorsement, and I’m ready to work for the Victor Valley in Congress.”
Senator Runner joins two other Victor Valley lawmakers, Congressman Jerry Lewis and Congressman Buck McKeon, in endorsing Cook.
To view a complete list of Cook’s previous endorsements, please visithttp://www.joinpaulcook.com/endorsements.asp.
The newly drawn 8th Congressional District contains the communities of Highland and Yucaipa, those in the Morongo Basin, the mountain communities, and the high desert of San Bernardino County, as well as Mono and Inyo Counties.