Saturday, October 1, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley), a newly announced candidate for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, says he wants to help distance the county from corruption and thus will run on an anti-corruption platform.

Cook, who is termed out of the California State Assembly is looking for a place to land another government paycheck, and the uncertainty surrounding State Senate and Congressional district boundaries has forced Cook into the county supervisorial  race.

The catalyst for Cook to abruptly announce his entry into the race was actually the announcement of a high-dollar Redlands fundraising event by incumbent supervisor Neil Derry

Well now, just to give the situation a little more clarity here’s a real gem from Cook’s Assembly campaign in 2006.

From the cached bio of former contributor Adam Aleman.

“Aleman quarterbacked the extensive efforts of the Inland Empire Young Republicans independent expenditure campaign to elect retired Marine Colonel Paul Cook to the California State Assembly in the 65th District. Initially considered a long shot, Aleman organized the drive to help put the first-time Assembly candidate over the top against his well-funded rivals.

Click here to read the entire bio.


In 2009, Aleman pleaded guilty to several felony charges related to among other things destruction of government property and providing false evidence to the San Bernardino County Grand Jury.