Commissioner Cole
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Milton, FL 32570
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Commissioner Robert A. "Bob" Cole, District 2
Current Term of Office 2010-2014


  • 2012-2013, National Association of County's Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee
  • 2009-2010 Value Adjustment Board Member
  • 2008-2009 Chairman, Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
  • 2007-2008 Vice-Chairman, Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
  • 2007-2008 Member, Santa Rosa County Value Adjustment Board
  • 2007-2008 Member, Santa Rosa Canvassing Board
  • 2005-2006 Chairman, County Commission, Santa Rosa County
  • 2005-2006, Chairman, Bay Area Resource Council
  • Member Milton Kiwanis
  • Charter Member Milton Rotary
  • 2005-2006, Chairman, County Commission, Santa Rosa County
  • 2004 Certified County Commissioner Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) Commissioners Voluntary Certification Program
  • 2003-2004, Chairman, Budget & Financial Committee
  • 2004-2005, Chairman, Budget & Financial Committee
  • Member Republican Committee of 100
  • 2002 to present, County Commission - Santa Rosa County
  • 2002-2003, Chairman, Public Services Committee
  • 2002-2003, Vice-Chairman, Budget & Financial Management Committee
  • 2002-2003, Member Bay Area Resource Council (BARC)
  • 2002-2003, Member, Blackwater Housing Authority Committee
  • 2002-2003, Member Local Mitigation Strategic Steering Committee
  • 2002-2003, Member Local Emergency Food & Shelter Program
  • 2002-2003, Member Santa Rosa County Fair Committee
  • Director, Blackwater Housing Corporation
  • Member of the Value Adjustment Board
  • Member Blackwater River State Forest Management Review Team
  • Member, Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
  • Member Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
  • Member National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Member Santa Rosa County Coalition of Chambers
  • Member of the 2003 Value Adjustment Board
  • Member of the County Canvassing Board for 2004
  • Owner, Bob Cole's Import Automotive Professionals Host "Auto Know" Talk Show, BLAB TV
  • 1995-2001, ASE/NAPA Technician of the Year 9 times
  • 1970-1974, Ground Support Technician @ NAS Whiting Field
  • Member, Automotive Advisory Council @ George Stone Vo-Tech
  • 20 Year Member, Optimist Club of North East Pensacola
  • Member, Greater Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Pensacola Board of Realtors
  • The Children's Home Society supporter
  • Milton High School Soccer & Track Teams supporter
  • Member & On-screen personality of WSRE TV's membership drive
  • 25+ years ASE Master Automotive Tech


  • Married to Sheila Cole for 39 years. Sheila, along with being a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker works at their business, Bob Coles Automotive, 2-3 days a week. She also loves to garden and raises chickens, geese, turkeys and Guineas. Sheila is a graduate of Milton High School and the Pensacola Dental Assistant Program. She is a Board Member of the Santa Rosa Clean Community System.

  • Commissioner Cole and his wife have four children. Jeffery is currently commanding officer of the Army Reserve Signal Unit in Milton, he served in Iraq 2004-2005. He also works for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Panama City. Jeffery is married to Devon & they have 3 children: James, Timothy and Rebecca. Mark is a Captain in the Air Force at Hurlburt Field, he is on the C130 Gunship and has served 3 tours, 1 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan. He is due for another deployment later this year. He is married to Savannah and has 3 children: Bailey, Caleb & Allison. Heather works at Bob Coles Automotive, is married to Steven Russell and they have 1 child, Elizabeth. Lauren works at Bob Coles Automotive and attends UWF, she is in her senior year. She is married to Marc Howle, Marc is a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and is currently serving in Afghanistan.
  • Associate Degree, Pensacola Junior College (PJC) in Industrial Education, Active Member and Past Sunday School Teacher, Pine Terrace Baptist Church, Past President of the Men's Brotherhood, Member of Gideon International
  • Served as the 2011-2012 Vice Chairman on the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Currently serving as the 2012-2013 Chairman on the Board of County Commissioners.

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  Newsletter Title Date Posted File Size
District 2 November 2013 Newsletter 11/04/2013 1537003kb
District 2 June 2013 Newsletter 06/06/2013 2046813kb
District 2 December 2012 Newsletter 11/29/2012 1432848kb
District 2 July 2012 Newsletter 06/29/2012 674071kb
District 2 January 2012 Newsletter 01/27/2012 1555695kb
District 2 July 2011 Newsletter 07/25/2011 681121kb
District 2 January 2011 Newsletter 01/31/2011 2300657kb
District 2 July 2010 Newsletter 07/22/2010 1903212kb
District 2 March 2010 Newsletter 03/02/2010 3849314kb
District 2 September 2009 Newsletter 08/31/2009 1936042kb
District 2 March 2009 Newsletter 03/20/2009 1682896kb
District 2 October 2008 Newsletter 10/21/2008 1352675kb
District 2 May 2008 Newsletter 05/20/2008 1729395kb

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