|Former candidate for|
|Tennessee House Of Representatives District 31|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Tennessee House Of Representatives District 31|
|Bachelor's||Memphis State University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Cobb is a former County Chairman and Republican Candidate for State Senate.
Cobb has served in the United States Army and also worked as a Private Pilot. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority as Manager of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant but is now retired.
Cobb earned his B.A. in Public Administration from Memphis State University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cobb served on these committees:
- Calendar and Rules
- Government Operations, Chair
- Joint Committee on Government Operations, Chair
- State & Local Government
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cobb served on these committees:
- Government Operations Committee, Tennessee House, Secretary
- Health & Human Resources Committee, Tennessee House
- Subcommittee on Public Health and Family Assistance
Cobb's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "NO ‘WHEEL TAX’ – I will not bypass the people to carry this legislation to Nashville. It is the ‘people’s’ choice."
- Excerpt: "Laws must be enforced to stop illegal immigration."
- Excerpt: "Endorsed by ‘Right to Life’ in 2012. Proven voting record to support pro-life; requested and granted membership of committee voting on SJR127."
- Excerpt: "Support 2nd Amendment -gun rights; received 'A' rating for all 3 terms in office."
- Excerpt: "Must be defined as a union between one man and one woman."
Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Ron Travis defeated Jim Cobb in the Republican primary. Travis was unopposed in the general election.
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ron Travis Incumbent||65.1%||6,726|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jim Cobb Incumbent||49.4%||4,255|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)|
|Jim Cobb (R)||13,789|
Cobb raised $45,493 for his campaign.
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 (2008)|
|Jim Cobb (R)||21,723|
In 2010, Cobb received $32,780 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Cobb's campaign in 2010|
|Tennessee Bankers Association||$1,250|
|Harwell, Beth Halteman||$1,000|
|Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$32,780|
Cobb raised $45,493 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee Dental Association||$3,500|
|Tennessee State Employees Association||$3,000|
|Three different donors||$1,500|
Cobb has a wife, Suzanne.
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- Tennessee General Assembly
- Tennessee House of Representatives District 31
- Tennessee House of Representatives
- Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Tennessee Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for State Senate and State House of Representatives," accessed April 5, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Platform," accessed July 21, 2014 (dead link)
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "August 7, 2014 Election Results," accessed September 11, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Tennessee Department of State - Unofficial primary results
- New Orleans Times Picayune, "Close races defeat 2 more incumbent lawmakers," August 3, 2012
- Unofficial Republican state representative primary results from the TN Secretary of State, 2010
- Tennessee General election results
- Election Results, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31
- District 31 Tennessee House Spending, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Tennessee House donor numbers
|Tennessee House of Representatives District 31
| Succeeded by|
Ron Travis (R)
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