John H. Cook was first elected to the Wickenburg Town Council in June 2004 for a four-year term. He was reelected 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 in this beautiful state when he can find the time. His daughter Karen, her husband Jim Bardin, and their son David live in Wickenburg along with two grandsons. He loves to BBQ and does many benefits for various needs in Wickenburg.