Mayor - Place 1
Mansfield officials are elected at large. Place Numbers are used to identify the official and his/her elected position.
David Cook is a long-time Mansfield resident who was first elected Mayor in 2008 and is currently serving his fourth term as Mayor. The 44-year-old attorney is a graduate of Mansfield High School, Stephen F. Austin University and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Cook is a former legislative aide to State Senator Chris Harris. He was a law clerk and associate at Harris’ law firm prior to partnering with Harris in January 2004 to form Harris Cook L.L.P., where he is managing partner. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Texas Family Law Foundation and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas.
Mayor Cook serves on the Regional Transportation Council, the Tarrant County Mayor’s Council, the North Texas Commission and is past chairman of the Southeast Tarrant Transportation Partnership (SETT).
Mayor Cook has been recognized as the “Best Local Government Official” by the Mansfield News-Mirror, as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Fort Worth Business Press and named a top attorney by Fort Worth Texas Magazine.
He is a community volunteer, working with Mansfield Cares, a non-profit organization providing assistance to families. He also has been active in Mansfield Churches For the City, the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mansfield Historical Society and the Mansfield ISD Strategic Planning Committee. He has also volunteered with Mansfield Youth Basketball and the Mansfield Soccer Association. He and his wife Tonya have four children.
Term Expires May 2019