I am a strong advocate of the hunters and fisherman of the State of Tennessee and voted to make hunting and fishing in this state a constitutional right. I have worked diligently to improve the effectiveness of the TN Wildlife Resource Commission, which oversees the TWRA. This has been misconstrued by some as an attempt to do away with the TWRC and/or the TWRA but nothing could be further from the truth.
Below is a quote from Rep. Curtis Johnson, District 68, who is one of the most highly respected legislators in Nashville:
I was appalled, while watching the Channel 4 news (Nashville network) at 6, the statements made by Mike Butler, CEO of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation in reference to Chairman Jim Cobb’s actions regarding HB258 which provides for sunset review of the Tennessee Wildlife Commission. The misinformation being conveyed by Mr. Butler is not only detrimental to Chairman Cobb but to the entire General Assembly.
It is not good for Legislature or the Executive Branch when erroneous information is disseminated in expectation of frightening the hunters and fishermen of Tennessee into believing that their constitutional right to hunt and fish will be dissolved.
Some action needs to be taken to correct this situation and to make sure that the truth is being told.
t is an honor to serve as your Speaker of the House in Nashville. I am so proud of what our conservative majority has accomplished over the past year: lawsuit abuse reform, teacher tenure reform, tax cuts, and a balanced budget. Washington, D.C. could really learn from Tennessee.
None of these things could have been accomplished without Representative Jim Cobb.
In the recent redistricting plan just passed, your new state house district will include Bledsoe, Sequatchie, and Rhea Counties, as well as part of Roane. With this change, Jim Cobb will be the Republican incumbent.
Jim is a solid conservative with a real commitment to streamlining government. The day I was elected Speaker of the House, I appointed him as Chairman of the Government Operations Committee,
tate Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, was recently chosen the Tennessee Bear Hunters Association's "Public Servant of the Year Award"
The award is presented annually to public officials who have shown support for Tennesssee's hunting public "in an exceptional way," according to a letter provided by the organization.
I am honored to receive this award from the Tennessee Bear Hunters Association. I strongly support the rights of our hunters. Hunting and fishing are part of our heritage, and I will maintain my commitment to this Tennessee tradition.
The two organizations - Tennessee Bear Hunters Association and Tennessee Hunters Alliance represent approximately 20,000 sportsmen in Tennessee.
ENDORSEMENT FROM MRS. LENITA SANDERS, RHEA COUNTY
“Representative Jim Cobb has continued to fight for issues that are close to my heart and that are a key to America’s future. Respecting life, protecting the unborn, and preserving families, is of high priority. I personally endorse Rep. Cobb. The men, women and children of our communities deserve his leadership and his continued support affirming the dignity of every person.”Mrs. Lenita Sanders
‘TAFT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER’, BLEDSOE COUNTY“Since the proposal to close Taft was announced, Rep. Jim Cobb immediately came to the Taft campus seeking information from both staff and students. After observing the operation of the facility, he stated that he wanted to be our ‘advocate’. He has also made himself readily available to the staff of Taft day or night. He has definitely kept his promise to do everything within his power to prevent the closing of Taft. He is our ‘champion’.” Gail Forsythe, Principal
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TENNESSEE STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (TSEA)
“Representative Jim Cobb has been a member of TSEA for several years. We have always appreciated his efforts on behalf of state employees and value his friendship highly.”Robert A. O’ConnellExec. Dir. TSEA