April 17, 1964 |
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University, Utah|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Robert Young "Rob" Cornilles (// kor-NIL-iss; born April 17, 1964) is an American businessman and aspiring politician in the U.S. state of Oregon. He is the founder of Game Face, which develops sales training programs for sports executives, and is also Director of Marketing for SRO Partners. Cornilles has twice been an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives, attempting to represent Oregon's 1st congressional district.
Early life and career
Born in Portland, Cornilles grew up in neighboring Washington and Yamhill counties, and graduated from Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Rob and his wife Allison lived and worked in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers on the JET Programme from 1988-89. Rob started Game Face in 1995.
Cornilles ran as the Republican nominee in the 2010 election for Oregon's 1st congressional district against incumbent, Democrat, David Wu, and was defeated by a margin of 55% to 43%. Wu resigned from Congress in August 2011, and in the 2012 special election to fill the vacant seat, Cornilles was again defeated, this time by Democrat Suzanne Bonamici.
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- "About Us". Game Face. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- Blake, Aaron (January 31, 2012). "Democrat Suzanne Bonamici wins Oregon special election". Washington Post. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "Voter's Guide: Representative in Congress, 1st District". OregonLive.com. Retrieved August 16, 2011.