Cheryl Cook-Kallio is a Democratic candidate for California’s 16th State Assembly District. District 16 encompasses the Tri-valley, Lamorinda and suburbs East of Berkeley Hills. Cook-Kallio earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and her Masters of Arts degree in U.S. History from San Jose State University. She holds teaching credentials in Social Science and English.
Cook-Kallio served eight years on Pleasanton’s City Council. During her time as Vice-Mayor and Council member she increased affordable housing, expanded parkland and implement curbside recycling. Cheryl serves as a board member for the Pleasanton Partnership in Education Foundation, member of the CA Civic Learning Task Force Advisory Board, member of the Teacher Advisory Board for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics Foundation and as the Northern California Senior Consultant for the Center for Civic Education. Cook-Kallio and her husband John, a retired teacher, live in Pleasanton where they raise their 4 children.