Rumor has it prosecutor Carol Cobb plans to throw her hat in the race for Commonwealth’s Attorney.
I’ve done a bit of calling around to various attorneys today and everyone seems to think she’s the real deal.
I mean, check out this info on the CA’s website:
On November 13, 2008, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Carol Cobb became the first recipient of the Achievement in Excellence Award bestowed by the Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Jefferson County at its Annual Meeting and luncheon. This award honors “an extraordinary attorney in our community who, over the years, has made significant contributions to the legal profession,” and is a role model for all practitioners of law, based on integrity and professionalism.
Ms. Cobb began her career at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in 1987 and recently retired as Chief of the award-winning Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Division. Among her many professional honors, she was named “Prosecutor of the Year” by citizen groups in 1991 and 1999. She has been much acclaimed for her trial skills, and her closing arguments are matched by few. Her empathy with victims was unmatched. Ms. Cobb served on numerous boards and committees, including the Executive Board of the WLA.
I haven’t kept up with that race too frequently but she seems like a serious candidate, should she actually jump in.