Cook, Cathy

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
(916) 765-2665
Retired Airline Captain
BA Economics
Biographical Info:
Raised and live in Sacramento Graduated from CSU Sacramento Internship at California Energy Commission Joined USAF 1979 and accepted into Pilot Training 11 years of Military Service, KC135 Aircraft Commander during Gulf War, Desert Storm 33 year career at Delta Airlines, retired as an international Captain on B767 Married, widowed, Mother of 2 Sons Active Community Volunteer with Mission Oaks Neighborhood, CA Aerospace Museum and Sacramento Taxpayers Assoc.
I want to serve the families in my community and put my experience as a leader and problem solver to the issues plaguing California. Public Safety, crime, homelessness, drug abuse, mental illness issues need new solutions because what is being done right now by the people in office is not working. It’s time for new strategies and I have the skills and desire to help California to get back on course.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) N
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) N
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? N
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? N
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) N
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) N
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) N
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) N