Cook will take a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
“Service in Congress was an absolute honor and I am proud of my many victories against the backdrop of a difficult partisan. the atmosphere. Our high deserts need constant county-level leadership, and I promise to fight for the area with the same dedication and conviction that I have demonstrated throughout my career, "he said in a statement.
He won re-election to the California Republican 8th Congressional District in 2018 by 60%.
The Marine Corps veteran said in a message Tuesday that his attention was drawn to local government when he initially became involved in politics. "And although I am called to work in other capacities such as Congress, my focus is always was about empowering communities and ensuring that locals have the strongest voice in decisions that affect them. "