2016 Children's Champion

September 6, 2016

I want to thank the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for recognizing me as a 2016 Children’s Champion for the eighth consecutive year!

I am proud to advocate on behalf of children and look forward to advocating for their best interests in the years to come.

During the legislative year, I co-sponsored and supported several bills this legislative session that aim to protect and improve the well being of children. In regards to education, I co-sponsored An Act Concerning Dyslexia, An Act Encouraging Middle School and High School Students to Consider Careers in Manufacturing, and House Bill 5400, which will ensure that boards of education share findings with other boards of education concerning whether an applicant has been found to have committed abuse or sexual misconduct. Due in part to Cook’s efforts, all of these bills passed during this legislative session.