Commissioner Robert A. "Bob" Cole, District 2
Current Term of Office 2014-2018
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
Member Pensacola Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Member Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Member National Association of Counties (NACo)
Member, Santa Rosa County Coalition of Chambers
Master Mechanic & Owner for 29 years, Bob Cole’s Import Automotive Professionals
Host, "Auto Know" Talk Show, Blab TV
1995 - 2001, ASE/NAPA Technician of the Year 6 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
39 years ASE Master Automotive Tech.
Born November 28, 1952
Married to Sheila Cole for 42 years. Sheila, along with being a devoted wife, mother, and home maker, is also a graduate of Milton High School and Pensacola Junior College. Shelia is a Board Member of the Pensacola Christian Women's Club, an Office Manager, and Elementary School Teacher's Volunteer of the Year.
Commissioner Cole has four children: Jeffrey, 40, Gulf Power Environmental Specialist III, US Army Reserve Signal Captain for 17 years who along with his wife Devon, 39, has 2 sons, James, 13 and Timothy, 11 and two daughters Rebecca, 7 and Grace, 2.
Mark, 36, Captain in the Air Force for 17 1/2 years, with the 4th SOS at Hulbert Field, completing graduate work in American History through the American Military College. Wife Savannah, 25, daughters, Bailey, 15, Allison, 3, Ryleigh, 2 and son, Caleb, 10.
Heather, 31, married to Steven Russell, 31. Daughters, Elizabeth, 3 Â½, and Hannah, 2 months old. Working at Bob Cole's Automotive, LLC. Graduated from Pensacola Junior College in 2004.
Lauren, 25, married to Marc Howle, 27, Captain in the US Army for 5 years and currently stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska with the 2nd Engineer Battalion.
1977 - Associate Degree -Pensacola Junior College (PJC) in Industrial Education
24 year Active Member, Pine Terrace Baptist Church
Past Sunday school Teacher, Pine Terrace Baptist Church
Past President of the Men's Brotherhood
Member of Gideon International
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