Council Race: Larry McCook's Candidate Statement

The candidate statement for Larry McCook, who is vying with Glenn Acosta and Brad McGirr for Rancho Santa Margarita's one available two-year seat on city council in the November general election.

Below is the candidate statement for Lawrence "Larry" McCook, one of three residents vying for the two-year seat on the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council in the November general election.

The statement is unedited (bullet points were added to denote indented material), and can be challenged for matters of fact through Aug. 25.

Here are links to all candidates for RSM City Council:

Larry McCook


A distinctly different candidate choice with worldwide successful business development experience who has never been elected or appointed to any political office. I am willing to and have already started the task to bring new clean industry to Rancho Santa Margarita thereby creating new jobs.

Former President/CEO for 25 years in the semiconductor equipment industry with Fortune 100-500 customers worldwide.

An unequaled record of attending all but four Rancho Santa Margarita Council Meetings over the last three years. Ready to assume RSM responsibility on day one.

Served 2005-2011 as an Advocacy and Legislative Representative for Trabuco/Trabuco Mesa Schools in Rancho Santa Margarita fighting for school funding with State and National government officials.

Father of three loved and loving children. Suzanne, Tom and John who is an 8th Grader at Santa Margarita Intermediate.

Currently BU14 AYSO 630 Soccer Coach Rancho Santa Margarita.

An active member of The American Legion giving active support to Marines based at USMC Camp Pendleton.

Driver for WWII Veterans to school speaking engagements for past 12 years.

Usher San Francisco Solano Catholic Church Rancho Santa Margarita.

Past National Vice President – The University of Alabama Alumni Association.

Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 27, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Please read my profile here on The Santa Margarita Patch and also on my website. www.larry4rsm.com Thank You
Gina September 19, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Larry, I have read your comments on Patch and usually like what you have to say. I also like the fact you don't have close ties to the life long politicians in RSM who have been on the City Council or served as Major over and over again. Having Gary Thompson finally leave was a breath or fresh air especially after the Menifee financial scandal and audits where Gary Thompson was self employed financial director. Well politics as usual.... Thompson really knew how to play the game and make the money. I don't see that in you as you have children in our community and I don't believe you would use your position on the council and make money as a 'self-employed financial consultant' for other cities. I would like to see all new people on the council and would still like to see some type of term limits. I will certainly welcome back Jessie and I think you would work very well with a new group of people who are not career politicians. I hope to see a lot of new pics posted on the wall of police departement. Good Luck.
glen p September 22, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Hi Larry, putting together a list of what each canadiate is saying they will do for our city, could you list the items you will want to address, bring to the table, etc for your position as city council member? tks
Martin Henderson (Editor) September 22, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Patch, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, will have a candidate forum on Oct. 1 at the Community Center.
April Josephson September 23, 2012 at 08:18 AM
Gina, your comments about Gary Thompson came out of left field, are completely irrelevant and most importantly, are false. Former Mayor Thompson was not involved in Menifee's financial problems.
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Glen, My career experience affords me high level contacts throughout the world in high technology of which I will solicit establishment of a new business(es) in RSM thereby creating new real jobs. This extensive business experience will surely be an asset to our city. This projected 2 to 3 year business effort program has already begun. I am for reduced spending, against any new taxes and will fight within the County to end Mello Roos. My website (www.larry4rsm.com) will tell you more though it is a work still in progress. Thanks for asking. Larry
glen p September 24, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Martin, thanks what time?
April Josephson September 26, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Patch and RSM Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum: October 01, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 22232 El Paseo at The Bell Tower Regional Community Center Free registration is available on the chamber's website: rsmchamber.com
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I have not received an invitation, formal notice or advance questions to attend and/or participate in this event as for the following night televised Cox Forum?


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