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Dome Mag: Dem. Governor “Wannabes” — What is your Vision for MI?

“We’ve forgotten who we are. Recent headlines claimed Detroit is the worst place in America to live and announced manslaughter charges against state officials.  I’m running for Governor because I know the difference between right and wrong.  “Hard work and ingenuity in our DNA made Michigan America’s middle class birthplace. From a stop on the…

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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Cobbs Visits UP

A new candidate for state Governor is making his way across the Upper Peninsula. He made a stop in Ishpeming Thursday for the Democratic Party of Marquette County’s summer sizzle. Democratic Candidate Bill Cobbs addressed the crowd at the Al Quaal Recreation Area. Originally from downstate Farmington Hills, Cobbs spent time in the US Navy…

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For-profit Charter Schools a Target for Some Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

And Bill Cobbs, a retired business leader who is running for governor, would stop funding all charter schools, including for-profit ones. “What charter schools have done in Michigan is turn children into dollar signs without any meaningful, measureable improvement in the quality of education that gets delivered to those children,” Cobbs said. Read the original…

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Bill Cobbs is Running for Michigan Governor in 2018 as a Democrat

William C. Cobbs III is running for the governship of Michigan as a Democrat in 2018. “I am not a politician…I’m a citizen who feels called to serve my community to steer us out of difficult times,” he said. “The state must restore public policy driven by its citizens.” Cobbs attended Detroit public schools, and…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Cobbs Visits Spring Lake

A large crowd packed into Seven Steps Up on Tuesday night to hear Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs speak about his vision for the future of Michigan and the 2018 election. Cobbs, a Detroit native who lives in Farmington Hills, described his journey from his days in the U.S. Navy, attending college and working as…

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Michigan Chronicle: Bill Cobbs Makes his Case for Why he Should be Michigan’s Next Governor

 When did you decide you wanted to run? Well, I really started paying attention to what was going on in our state about six years ago. And then, when the Flint water crisis came up, I got closer. But I kept waiting to see if there was any significant movement on the part of the…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Cobbs visits Marquette

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs, representing the Democratic Party, talked about his platform on Saturday at a meet-and-greet at the Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery. Cobbs, 63, of Farmington Hills, is a former executive for the Xerox Corp. Saturday marked his first trip to the Upper Peninsula during this campaign cycle. “I fundamentally believe…

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At Least Six Candidates Running for Michigan Governor

Cobbs, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired Xerox executive who lives in Farmington Hills, formed a campaign finance committee on Jan. 4. “We’ve got to recommit to public K-12 education, and we’ve got to embark on a major statewide infrastructure program,” said Cobbs, who said he’s exploring ways to finance such a program — such…

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Oakland Press News: William Cobbs, Former Xerox Executive, Files to Run for Governor

Farmington Hills resident William Cobbs has thrown his hat into the ring for governor. The former global vice president for Xerox filed Jan. 4 to run for office in 2018. RELATED: Campaign website “My mission is to restore trust and integrity to Lansing, to fix Michigan’s road and water infrastructure, to save the Great Lakes,…

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MLive.com: See Who Else Has Taken the First Step to Run for Michigan Governor

William Cecil Cobbs Lives in: Farmington Hills Party affiliation: Democrat Filed: Jan. 4, 2017 Website: www.billcobbs2018.com About: Cobbs, who grew up in Detroit and served in the Navy, previously served as the Global Vice President for Xerox and has also worked in other business leadership roles in executive development and software companies. Now retired, Cobbs said…

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