Beverly, Massachusetts , United States
|| August 01, 1960
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Jan 08, 2004 02:44pm
Libertarian - U.S. National Reserve -
|Info||Dean Cook, a Beverly resident, is running for governor as the candidate of The Libertarian |
Party. He received the party's nomination at convention in February of this year. Dean was
born on August 1st, 1960, in Cambridge. He grew up in Saugus, where his parents still reside.
He has two older sisters, and one younger brother. Dean is married to Michelle Cook (nee
Mr. Cook attended Saugus High School, Sylvania Technical School (certificate in computer
electronics), and Salem State College (BS in chemistry)
Dean served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 until 1983. Following his honorable
discharge, he served 4 years in the National Guard,1984-1987.
He has been a member of The Libertarian Party since 1990, serving during that time as State
Chair for two years. He previously was on the ballot as a candidate for governor in 1994. Dean ran for state representative,
in Beverly, in 1996.
"As governor, I plan to cut the size of the state government, and return more control to local town and city governments. The
way to return control to local government (and individuals) is to return control of the money that presently flows out of the
towns and cities to the state. The best way to return the money to the towns is to not take it from them in the first place. To
accomplish this, I am proposing the elimination of the state personal income tax."
Mr. Cook points out that eliminating the income tax would still leave the state with a working budget comparable in size to
the 1990 state budget, even allowing for inflation.