State of Texas secondary Archives: on Principles & Values

David Cobb: Coordinated Nader 2000 campaign in Texas

Cobb is a public interest attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in Houston, Texas. He has worked with the Program on Corporations Law & Democracy since 1998.

He had a successful trial practice until early 2000, when the Nader 2000 campaign asked him to coordinate the effort in Texas. He quit his traditional law practice and has not looked back, devoting himself to citizen activism full-time since the conclusion of the 2000 campaign. He has facilitated “Rethinking Corporations/ Rethinking Democracy” seminars across the country.

Cobb serves as the general counsel for the Green Party National Committee, and was a co-founder of the Green Party of Texas in March 1999. He was one of the principal coordinators of the TX Greens’ successful ballot access petition drive in 2000.

Source: 2002 Senate campaign website for TX Attorney General Nov 1, 2002

David Cobb: Former member of Pipeline Workers Local Union

Cobb grew up in rural Texas. Immediately after graduating from high school he went to work in construction, where he was a member of Pipeline Workers Local #38.

After several years as a construction worker, he returned to school and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Political Science. He was a member of the University Honors Program.

He entered the University of Houston Law Center and was a member of the Houston Law Review, where he served on the executive board. He was graduated from law school in 1993.

He has served on the board of directors of Children at Risk, a local non-profit group that advocates for children’s issues before municipal, county, and state government.

He continues to serve on the board of directors of the Union Community Fund-Houston, a community-based and worker-directed charity created by the AFL-CIO and funded by local rank-and-file union members to support local nonprofit organizations meeting working family needs.

Source: 2002 Senate campaign website for TX Attorney General Nov 1, 2002

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