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.