Joe Cobb

US House 7, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012



Phone: 623-363-6369
About the Candidate: 

Joe Cobb earned an A.B. degree from The University of Chicago in 1966, and an M.B.A from the Chicago Booth School of Business in 1977. In the 1980s he held various positions in the federal government including serving as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Policy Information responsible for preparation of briefing papers on immediate-news issues for senior White House staff; as an Economic Advisor with the U.S. Mission to the O.A.S., U.S. Department of State; as an Economist reporting to Congressman Ron Paul; as a Senior Economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee reporting to Senator James Abdnor; and as a Senior Economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee detailed to Senator Steve Symms. In the early 1990s he served as Staff Director for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, reporting to Senator William V. Roth, and as the Chief Economist, Republican Policy Committee, U.S. Senate reporting to Senator Don Nickles. From 1993-96 Joe was the John M. Olin Senior Fellow, at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. where he authored or co-authored 12 Heritage Foundation papers, contributed chapters to five books, and published more than 50 op-ed articles. He has testified before Congress on U.S. trade policy (5 times) and regulatory issues (3 times); provided policy advice upon request to many members of Congress and several hundred congressional staff members. Joe has also appeared on more than 100 radio and television programs as “expert guest” on the federal budget, taxes, government regulations, and the U.S. economy; continues to be interviewed by journalists regularly and has been cited or quoted in newspapers and magazines more than 400 times.”