|Address||2087 Scenic Circle |
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109, United States
|| 00, 1949
Oct 29, 2012 08:42pm
|Info||Cooke spent 39 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring two years ago as a major general. |
Cooke, 62, is a former staffer for U.S. Sen. Frank Moss and ran for Congress himself in 1978, losing the Democratic primary to Ed Firmage. He was director of economic development under then-Gov. Scott Matheson before starting a real estate development business 29 years ago.
In that business, he said, he has built more than 4,000 units of affordable housing.
Cooke retired from the Army Reserve two years ago as commander of the 96th Regional Readiness Command, overseeing mobilization and deployment of reserve units across six Western states at a time of extraordinary demands.