Jim Cobb

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Jim Cobb
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Former candidate for
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 31
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 31
2007-2012
Education
Bachelor'sMemphis State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Cobb was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 31 of the Tennessee House of Representatives.[1]

Cobb is a former Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 31st District from 2007-2012.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cobb served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cobb served on these committees:

Subcommittee on Public Health and Family Assistance

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Cobb's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Reduce Taxes

  • Excerpt: "NO ‘WHEEL TAX’ – I will not bypass the people to carry this legislation to Nashville. It is the ‘people’s’ choice."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Laws must be enforced to stop illegal immigration."

Pro-life

  • Excerpt: "Endorsed by ‘Right to Life’ in 2012. Proven voting record to support pro-life; requested and granted membership of committee voting on SJR127."

NRA

  • Excerpt: "Support 2nd Amendment -gun rights; received 'A' rating for all 3 terms in office."

Family/Marriage

  • Excerpt: "Must be defined as a union between one man and one woman."

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[3][1]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Travis Incumbent 65.1% 6,726
Jim Cobb 34.9% 3,602
Total Votes 10,328

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cobb ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31. Cobb was defeated by Ron Travis in the August 2 primary election.[4][5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Travis 50.6% 4,358
Jim Cobb Incumbent 49.4% 4,255
Total Votes 8,613

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cobb was re-elected to the 31st District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. Cobb was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[7][8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Cobb (R) 13,789

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Cobb won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[9]

Cobb raised $45,493 for his campaign.[10]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Cobb (R) 21,723

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Cobb received $32,780 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

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
Roberson, Everett$1,000
Drinkard, Gary$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $32,780

2008

Cobb raised $45,493 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[12]

Donor Amount
Jim Cobb $11,236
Tennessee Dental Association $3,500
Tennessee State Employees Association $3,000
Jim Edwards $2,000
Three different donors $1,500

Personal

Cobb has a wife, Suzanne.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 31
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Ron Travis (R)