Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Byron Cook District 8 (R-Corsicana)

Industry
Finance
Education
A.A., Navarro College
Spouse
Kay
Committees
Not yet assigned
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Cook is the director of Community National Bank & Trust of Texas and Community Bank Holdings of Texas Inc. and is vice president of Gintie Corp., a real estate company where his wife, Kay Cook, is president. 

  • He owns over 10,000 shares of stock in Community Bank Holdings of Texas Inc. He and his wife own over 10,000 shares apiece in Servergy Inc., a computer hardware company. He, his wife and his daughter each own over 10,000 shares of mutual funds from Goldman Sachs Financial.

  • He receives income from the Cook Family Trust and owns a large quantity of assets of the BK Cook Family LTD Partnership LP.

Property

  • Business in Corsicana valued at $1,187,370

  • Owns 5,232 acres in Coryell County, Texas, 28 acres in Grant County, Oklahoma and 21 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming

Analysis

  • Cook is involved in a high-profile legal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton. He alleges that Paxton sold him a substantial amount of stock without disclosing that the company, Servergy Inc., was compensating Paxton for stocks he sold.