John C. Cook was sworn in as a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, representing the Braddock District, in March of 2009. On November 8, 2011, Cook was re-elected to serve a second term and on November 3, 2015 won his third term as Braddock District Supervisor.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Cook was tasked by Chairman Bulova to serve as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee, where he oversees the formation of County policy as it relates to police reform as well as the creation and implementation of Diversion First, a program designed to prevent avoidable incarceration of those with mental illnesses. He also serves as the Board of Supervisor’s representative to the Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy Coordinating Council of Fairfax County, and in June 2014, he was named Shelter House, Inc.’s Community Champion for his work to prevent and end domestic violence. Also in 2014, Mr. Cook was recognized by the Fairfax Branch of the NAACP for his commitment to the community, receiving the organization’s Presidents Award. Mr. Cook currently serves as Secretary and as a Board Member of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board and was previously Chair. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), where he serves as Chair of the Governance and Personnel Committee, and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), where he serves as Treasurer. Additionally, he is also the Board of Supervisor’s representative to the George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus Advisory Board.
Mr. Cook is a former president of the Kings Park Civic Association (KPCA). In 2008, Volunteer Fairfax named Mr. Cook the Braddock District “Community Champion” for his work on the KPCA revitalization program. That same year, the Braddock District Council awarded KPCA the “Best of Braddock” award for “Community Enhancement and Beautification.”
Mr. Cook is the managing partner of the Fairfax law firm Cook Craig & Francuzenko. He lives in the Kings Park community with his wife, Valerie, and children, Sarah, Amanda, Laura, Andrew, and Steven.