Libertarian – Congressional District 7 U.S. House
Phone: (623) 363-6369
Facebook: Joe Cobb
Arizona since: 2006
Occupation: Senior tax advisor, H&R Block, since 1998 (part-time, seasonal); retired from adjunct faculty, MBA program, Concordia University (Irvine, CA), 2005-06; retired from adjunct faculty, Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA), 2000-06; retired from adjunct faculty, Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA), 2000-05.
Education: M.B.A., economics, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 1977; B.A, economics, University of Chicago, 1966.
Political experience: Over 50 years of political party precinct work, beginning in Chicago 1962; treasurer, Arizona Libertarian Party, since 2007; treasurer, Maricopa County Libertarian Party, since 2006; chair, Orange County Libertarian Party, 2005-06; chair, Libertarian Party Judicial Committee, 1975-79; secretary, Libertarian Party of Illinois, 1972-75. Chief economist, U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, 1992-93; Republican staff director, Congressional Joint Economic Committee, 1990-91; senior economist, Congressional Joint Economic Committee, 1985-90; legislative aide to Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), 1983-85; deputy director, The White House Office of Policy Information, 1982.
Interests: Current events, reading history and biography, Phoenix Symphony, AZ Ballet, Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, fine dining.