Carmen Chenal Horne

Jul 17, 2020

Cook defenders, critics both have concerns about ethics process

The five-month House Ethics Committee investigation into Rep. David Cook followed a long, winding path through a muck of innuendo and half-truth, only to arrive at a determination that never was very far off. In doing so, the committee alienated or at least annoyed diverse swaths of the Legislature. Complaints about the process – and […]

Jul 8, 2020

Cook off the hook, ethics probe dropped – for now

The House Ethics Committee will not pursue any action against Rep. David Cook at least at this time, special chair Rep. John Allen announced in a letter July 8, essentially ending the months-long investigation into the embattled lawmaker without punishment.

Jun 22, 2020

Ethics committee chairman weighs holding hearing for lawmaker

The head of the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to have full-blown hearings into the panel’s investigation of Rep. David Cook — assuming the matter gets that far. Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, said Monday he is still reviewing both the evidence presented by outside investigators as well as the response to the charges submitted […]

Jun 12, 2020

Cook lawyer accuses ethics committee of issuing hit piece

A report released Friday by the House Ethics Committee accuses Rep. David Cook of having had an undisclosed relationship with a lobbyist, one that the investigators said is romantic.