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February 8, 2014

Now’s the perfect time for Cook to run for public office, and to serve

Election 2014: Walker County Treasurer

HUNTSVILLE — This campaign for Walker County treasurer has been a long time coming for Huntsville Realtor Martha Williams Cook.

She said she’s always wanted to run for public office.

“When I saw that the incumbent was not running, I decided to file,” Cook said last week. “I was a teacher for a number of years and I thought about it even back then, but it just wasn’t possible at that time.”

Cook was a history teacher in Huntsville for nearly 30 years. She coached some junior high sports and UIL academic events.

“I always impressed upon my students the importance of being involved in the community, being involved as a citizen and vote when they became old enough to vote,” she said. “They have so many choices available to them.”

Cook said her experience as a department chair taught her management skills and leadership abilities. She also had the responsibility of preparing the history department’s budget and serving on the campus-wide budget committee.

After retiring from Huntsville ISD in 2004, Cook got her real estate license and began work with Homes of Huntsville. As a Realtor she manages property, writes and negotiates contracts, works with lenders and helps clients make what many times is the largest purchases of their lifetimes.

“I would truly like to be a public servant to the people of Walker County,” Cook said.

Cook is a member of the Walker County Republican Women and the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Lutheran University in 1973 and her master’s in secondary education from Sam Houston State in 1978.

During the fall and spring semesters, she currently supervises student teachers graduating from SHSU.

She is married to her husband Doyce and has one daughter and two step-sons. She also has grandsons who are 2 months and 4 years old.

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