Debbie Cook, Huntington Beach Former Mayor & Environmental Activist

Debbie Cook is a former Mayor and Council Member from the City of Huntington Beach, California.

She has served on many regional boards and commissions including the Southern California Association of Governments, League of California Cities, Orange County Sanitation District, and the California Desalination Task Force.

In 2008, Debbie was the Democratic Party nominee for the 46th Congressional District. Her campaign attracted national attention and support for its focus on our nation’s energy vulnerabilities.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science from Cal State Long Beach, a Jurisdoctorate from Western State College of Law, and a license to practice law in California.

Debbie is also a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and Great Valley Leadership Institute.

She currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Post Carbon Institute and as an advisor to the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas. Debbie is a frequent lecturer and writer on energy and water issues.

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