John H. Cook was first elected to the Wickenburg Town Council in June 2004 for a four year term.
He was re-elected to a second term in 2008 and selected as Vice-Mayor on December 1, 2008. He was elected Mayor starting December 3, 2012. He was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana, and has lived in Wickenburg since 1973, where he worked for Arizona Public Service. He retired in May 2008 after more than 30 years with the company.
Mayor Cook is married to Donna and loves to hunt and fish. His daughter Karen, her husband Jim, and their son David live in Wickenburg along with two grandsons. He loves to BBQ and does many benefits for various needs in Wickenburg.