Larry McCook, Candidate for City Council in Rancho Santa Margarita

McCook, 71, hopes to build upon the 4,000-plus votes from the 2010 election to win the two-year term.

General Information

Name : Mr. Lawrence McCook
Also known as : Larry
Age : 71
Place of residence : Rancho Santa Margarita



Attended college : Yes
College : The University of Alabama
Degree : Studied Commerce & Business Administration
Year of graduation : I attended 1959-1961

Grad school

Military service

Rank : I attended 2 years of Army ROTC & transferred USMC Officers Training where my career was cut short by an acute asthma attack

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : NA

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: City Council of Rancho Santa Margarita, two-year seat
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : RSM City Council 2010

Party HQ

Address P. O. Box 80165

Campaign Manager

Name : None


Website : www.larry4rsm.com

Other facts

I have spent a lifetime serving my country and community including years of coaching youth soccer (currently AYSO 630 BU14 RSM). Served as a Legislative & Advocacy Representative for RSM schools, church usher, honored to drive WWII veterans to school speaking engagements, honored to support active Marines at Camp Pendleton and Past National Vice President of The University of Alabama Alumni Assn.

Lawrence (Larry) McCook October 03, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Thank you for asking. I attended the University of Alabama where I studied Business Administration with emphasis on marketing and accounting. Later I was honored to be selected to serve a two year term as a National Vice President of The University of Alabama Alumni Association (1987-1989). Pursuit to my Silicon Valley career, I earned four diplomas in Silicon Wafer Process.
Flannery4 October 04, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Excuse me, but why is it that the Univ. of Alabama has no record of a Lawrence (Larry) McCook ever graduating?? Tell the truth for a change. Also, list the "diplomas" in "Silicon Water Process" that you allegedly received. Colleges and Universities provide "diplomas," McCook. I'm waiting.
Flannery4 October 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Mr. McCook you state you received a degree from the University of Alabama...what degree? When?
Lawrence (Larry) McCook October 04, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I stated that I attended The University of Alabama and served as a National Vice President of The University of Alabama Alumni Association (1987-1989). Call The Alabama Alumni Office and check this out.
inRSMSince1990 November 01, 2012 at 05:28 AM
OK, so no college degree. Not what I'd expect, but not necessarily a deal-breaker. However, I do feel it is evasive and misleading to answer the college degree question by stating that he attended the University of Alabama and by referring to his involvement in the Alumni Association, especially given that the U of A Alumni Association opens its membership to both graduates and non-graduates. A simple, "I did not graduate, but I have been actively involved with the University Alumni Association in a leadership capacity" would have been far more transparent and understandable. It's this kind of round about double-speak that gets people so frustrated with politicians (among other things). Also, by no means am I an advocate for taxes, but prior to Mello Roos, citizens across the state were taxed to pay for community-level infrastructure projects that benefited only the smallest fractions of the overall population. I don't think the answer is to abolish Mello Roos, but rather to put curbs in place that prevent ongoing issuance of new debt to pay for routine services not associated with the start-up of a new community or development. I would much rather see our local government continue to advocate and exercise financial discipline than to blur the issue with a Red Herring that ignores the underlying problem.


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