Sam Cobb is the Mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico and has extensive experience with community service organizations in Lea County. For the State of New Mexico, he served as the Commissioner for Economic Development and Vice Chair of the New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation. Other appointments include the SBIC Board and the Association of Commerce and Industry, for which he was the recipient of VIVA. Cobb has working knowledge of the Spanish language and a solid background in Mexican and Japanese cultures. He and his wife Rhonda have two sons, Phillip and Jarred.