Currently serving his fourth term on the Indianapolis-Marion County Council, Bob has served on eight of the ten standing committees of the Council, as well as several special committees. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis-Scarborough Peace Games for 6 years including 3 years as chairman of the Board.
He graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. A retired Colonel of the United States Army Reserve and former employee of General Motors Corporation, Cockrum has been heavily involved in community organizations since 1969. In 1994, he was awarded the City of Indianapolis “Outstanding Neighborhood Leader Award”. He has served as a volunteer on many boards, including the Marion County Tax Adjustment Board and former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith’s Tax Increment Financing Task Force. Cockrum currently is chairman of the Committee on Committees and serves as a member of the Committee on Committees, Rules and Public Policy Committee and the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame.
He represented the Council on the IMAGIS Board of Directors for 12 years and was the president of the board from 2003 through 2007.
Cockrum represents District 22, located within Decatur, Perry, and Wayne Townships. He is married with four children and five grandchildren.
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