Honorable Byron Cook (1972-1974)
Byron Cook is a 1974 honor graduate of Navarro Junior College. He went on to become one of the pioneers in the video game industry, as one of the founders of the video game company, Tradewest. Cook was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002 and served eight terms (2003-2017). While a member of the Texas House of Representatives Byron chaired three different committees, including four terms as Chairman of the powerful State Affairs Committee. He was recognized twice by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the 10 best legislators, including his last term where he was referred to as “the conscience of the House”. Byron has been honored twice with the Tom White Citizen of the Year Award for Navarro County and the City of Corsicana.