Molly Cook

Texas State Senate , District 15

Spotlight Candidate

Molly will be the first out LGBTQ+ member of the Texas Senate!


Molly Cook, RN (she/her) is a sixth generation Texan, born and raised in the Houston area. She earned a Bachelors of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin; she worked for a year on a general hospital floor before moving back to Houston to achieve her dream of becoming an emergency room nurse. After three years of ER nursing, Molly moved to Baltimore, Maryland to study public health policy at Johns Hopkins University. Armed with her masters, Molly moved back home to work full time in homehealth nursing and volunteer 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. Her experiences in transportation advocacy showed her the power of local and State level public office. 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.