From: Cooke, Jeff [mailto:cfbk9@allstate.com]
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 5:49 PM
Subject: S7-19-03

To whom it may concern:

I am a small investor. I own stocks of American businesses through my 401k at work. I am also a member of the National Association of Investment Corporation (NAIC). I am very interested in transparency in the world of corporate governance. I am disgusted by the scandals at Tyco, Enron, et al. Although your proposals do not go far enough to suit me, they are a beginning. Please do not allow the special interests to water down your proposal for modest reform.

(I am not writing on behalf of Allstate Insurance, where I work, but only as a private citizen.)

Thank you.

Jeff Cooke
Senior Claim Service Adjuster
PO Box 1200, Tualatin, OR 97062
800-497-7940 x4071
800-724-6427 fax
cfbk9@allstate.com