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  Cobb, Steve
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1988-01-01  
 
NameSteve Cobb
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Honolulu, Hawai'i , United States
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Feb 24, 2022 02:38pm
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InfoSteve Cobb served as an elected Member of the House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978 and as a Senator of the State of Hawaii from 1978 to 1992. He was elected a total of 7 times with victory margins as high as 77%. He also served as an informal advisor to President Bill Clinton on Russia, and briefed the President personally on economic and political developments in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formerly known as the Soviet Union.

In 1989 and 1990, Steve traveled to Russia to meet with and help Afghantsi, Soviet veterans of the Afghan war. The purposes of his visits were to help fellow veterans adjust to civilian life and find jobs after returning home from an unpopular war. He and other Vietnam veterans served as older brothers and advisors to their comrades in arms. Steve is a Vietnam veteran, wounded 4 times, and decorated 5 times, including the Silver Star Medal for rescuing 6 wounded comrades under enemy fire from 3 sides. For his heroism, he also received a battlefield promotion to the rank of Captain.

From 1991, Steve lectured extensively at Moscow State Lomonosov University in Russia, and many other cities of the USSR. He was invited as a guest lecturer on the subjects of international investments, economics, banking, computers, political science, and fiber optic technology. He was a leader in lifting the American embargo on fiber optic cable to the former USSR. He lived in Minsk, Belarus for 6 years, and lectured at both Moscow State University and the Joint Military Intelligence College (JMIC) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for over 6 years. His military experience includes specialized training in nuclear defense and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

In 1992, Steve first visited the Republic of Belarus and toured factories that manufactured the weapons, which caused 2 of his 4 wounds and killed 6 of his 10 friends in Vietnam. He helped those factories successfully convert to making instruments of peace, such as hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, and household electrical parts. His Belarussian friends have said he is living proof it is better for us to trade and talk with each other than to shoot each other.

In 1992, Steve VOLUNTARILY gave up his Senate seat to move to Russia and the CIS to help with economic development after the breakup of the USSR. He has traveled extensively in all Republics of the CIS, the successor of the former Soviet Union.

In the private sector, Steve has worked as Corporate Policy Director for a large Hawaii energy firm and Director of Administration for a major health food company. From 1992 to 1995, he led the delivery of anti-radiation enzyme products to the people of Belarus who suffered extensively from the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Steve works and meets periodically with over 20 private investor groups in the USA and Pacific Region. He recommends investments as well as legislation to promote a favorable investment and business climate. He provides counter terrorism consulting, international investment, and economic analysis. Steve is an active member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).




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Mar 11, 1989 10:00am News New! State senator charged with soliciting sex apologizes  Article Southern_Moderate2 

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  11/08/1988 HI State Senate 12 Won 79.18% (+58.37%)
  09/20/1986 HI District 1 - Special Election Lost 11.89% (-18.00%)
  09/20/1986 HI District 1 - D Primary Lost 19.80% (-20.42%)
  01/03/1985 HI State Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 HI State Senate 12 Won 80.52% (+61.03%)
  01/03/1983 HI State Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 HI State Senate 07 Won 84.80% (+69.61%)
  09/18/1982 HI State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 85.98% (+71.97%)
  01/03/1981 HI State Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 HI State Senate 07 - Holdover Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1978 HI State Senate 07 Won 20.41% (+1.78%)
  11/02/1976 HI State House 08 Won 43.51% (+16.52%)
  11/05/1974 HI State House 08 Won 38.83% (+7.40%)
  11/07/1972 HI State House 09 Won 35.82% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1970 HI State Senate 07 Lost 7.84% (-9.62%)
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