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A candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

Bill Cobbs, a retired executive with Xerox Corporation, will speak at the event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at RE/Max Platinum Auditorium, 6870 Grand River, between Brighton and Howell.

Cobbs, who lives in Oakland County, is running on a platform of rebuilding Michigan’s infrastructure and schools. He is pledging to listen to Michigan citizens and to restore trust in government.

Cobbs graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1970. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and served in the U.S. Navy from 1972-73. He later worked as a police officer while earning a law degree at Wayne State University Law School.

After being hired by Xerox, he built the Xerox Professional Services Division and became a global vice president for the corporation.

After retiring, he has coached executives in Fortune 500 on how to listen to customers and their employees.

He has been married for 36 years and he and his wife, Lisa, have two children and one granddaughter.

His website is:

Cobbs is one of several people seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. The party’s primary will be Aug. 7, 2018.

All Democrats in the county are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call 810-229-4212 or email

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)