Joe Cobb

Joe Cobb will run again for Roanoke City Council

Roanoke City Councilman Joe Cobb will seek a second term in office this year. Cobb made that announcement this morning at 5 Points Music Sanctuary on Maple Avenue, surrounded by supporters and guest speakers that included Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea and Delegate Sam Rasoul. Cobb said “the city is hurting” and stressed the work of the gun violence prevention commission he chairs. He also wants to cut the red tape for Roanoke startup businesses, and do more to become a “healing-centered community” with greater access to mental health services. Four Democrats have announced their intention to run so far in a June 21 primary.
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Joe Cobb to run for second term on Roanoke City Council

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Councilman Joe Cobb has announced that he will be seeking another term on the city council in November 2022. Cobb has served on the council since 2018, even serving as vice-mayor from July 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. On Saturday at about 11...

Joe Cobb seeks Roanoke City Council re-election

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – On Saturday, Roanoke City Councilman Joe Cobb announced his plan to run for re-election to Roanoke City Council this November. Cobb has served on Council since 2018. “Transforming our city into all that it’s meant to be requires us to care, connect, and create. It’s...

Joe Cobb on vote against sidewalk camping ban in downtown Roanoke

Misdemeanor charges and fines for the homeless sleeping on downtown sidewalks isn’t the answer says Roanoke City Councilman Joe Cobb – that’s one reason he did not support the “no camping” ordinance that passed anyway on Monday. He spoke with WFIR’s Gene Marrano yesterday:

Meet Joe Cobb

The story below is a preview from our May/June 2021 issue. For more stories like it, Subscribe Today. Thank you!. As public servant, parent, volunteer and student, Joe Cobb answers his calling to connect. Joe Cobb begins his days by proclaiming a public prayer. When the feeling of emptiness deepens...