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David Cobb

Commission on Corporations and Democracy, Chair
Branch: Democracy
Current Location: Eureka, California
Hometown: San Leon, Texas

David Cobb has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials and run for political office himself. In 2002 he ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations which routinely violate health, safety, worker protection and environmental laws. In 2004 he was the Green Party candidate for President, and initiated the Ohio Recount which helped to spur and grow the election integrity movement in the U.S..

Cobb was born on Dec 24, 1962 and was raised in rural poverty in San Leon, Texas, a small shrimping and oystering village on the mainland side of Galveston Island. He worked in construction and the service trades before putting himself through college and law school. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston in 1993, and served on the Law Review. He maintained a successful practice until devoting himself to full-time activism in 2002. He moved to California in 2003 and currently resides in Eureka, CA. He has gone on voluntary inactive status with the Texas Bar Association (TBA). His primary work today is as a member of the National Leadership Team of Move To Amend, a multi-racial and multi-ethnic coalition of thousands of organizations and over 260,000 individuals dedicated to amending the US Constitution to make it clear that artificial entities do NOT possess inherent and unalienable constitutional rights and that money is not protected political speech.