One of the most influential and powerful political brokers in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes has passed away after being hospitalized for an injury. Tim Cook was a lawyer and chair of the Conservative Party in Monroe County

One of the most influential and powerful political brokers in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes has passed away.

Tim Cook was a lawyer and chair of the Conservative Party in Monroe County.

A family friend told news partner, News10NBC that Cook went into a hospital after injuring his foot. At 9:35 p.m. on Easter Sunday, he died. The friend wanted to make it clear that Cook’s passing was not related to the coronavirus.

Another friend wrote in a text, “There wasn’t a county or state judge elected in the past 50 years that wasn’t voted into office without his imprimatur. And, other than Adam Bello, no county executive elected into office in the past 30 years with (Tom Cook’s) approval.”

According to the Conservative Party of Monroe County's website, Cook was born in Rochester and raised in Pittsford. He was a 1968 graduate from Denison University, and after graduation, he joined the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. He then graduated from Syracuse University Law School and was admitted to practice in New York state in 1974.