He served as the state congressman for the 31st district of Tennessee from 2006 to 2012, when he lost to Ron Travis. He was Chairman of the House Government Operations Committee, and member of the House State and Local Government Committee, the House Calendar and Rules Committee, and the House General Subcommittee of State and Local Government.
- Official website
- Ben Benton, State Rep. Jim Cobb charged with assault, Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 3rd, 2012
- Rachel Bunn, Woman claims Jim Cobb knocked down opponent's sign at poll, Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 8th, 2012
- Kimberly McMillian, Former legislator Rep. Jim Cobb not guilty of assault, Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 14th, 2012
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