Molly Cook

Candidate for Texas Senate, District 15


Molly Cook, RN (she/her) is a sixth generation Texas born and raised in the Houston area. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for a year on a general medical floor before moving to Houston to achieve her dream of becoming an emergency nurse. After three years of caring for medically complex patients, who suffer from chronic illnesses and lifelong injuries, Molly moved to Baltimore, Maryland to study health policy at Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing and Public Health. Armed with her master’s and experience working in healthcare delivery reform, consumer protection, community health programming, and policy advocacy, Molly moved back home to work fulltime in home-health nursing and volunteer 40 hours per week organizing for the Beto for Texas campaign.

Since then, Molly returned to the ER and put her education to work organizing for equitable, sustainable transportation in Texas with Stop TxDOT I-45. Her experiences in transportation advocacy showed her the power of local and State public office, inspiring her to run for Texas State Senate. In addition to her work in the ER, public safety, and public health, Molly plays the harp, teaches yoga, and takes care of her senior chihuahua.