Business owner, Rob Cornilles challenges David Wu

By Conilles for Congress,

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon business owner Robert Cornilles has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to challenge David Wu in Oregon’s first Congressional District. “I am not a career politician,” said Cornilles. “I am a business owner, a family man, a mentor and a volunteer. I have strived in my life to selflessly serve others through my work, my faith and my family. As I look around me now and see what’s happening in our country, I feel a need to put aside my personal interests and serve fellow Oregonians in Congress.”

“Today, Oregon families are struggling with one of the weakest economies and the second highest unemployment rate in the United States. Oregonians desperately need a responsible voice in Washington, DC — someone that was born and raised here, lives and works here and recognizes the opportunities that are possible here when you have a fiscally responsible representative in Congress that truly relates with and fights for Oregon’s middle class families. I look forward to contributing to a much brighter future for Oregonians,” Cornilles added.

Oregon’s first Congressional district stretches from Portland to the Oregon Coast and encompasses all of Washington, Yamhill, Columbia and Clatsop counties, and part of Multnomah County.

Cornilles, a graduate of Brigham Young University, is a prominent trainer and advisor for the business community. Cornilles and his wife of 23 years, Allison, are often recognized for their roles as community leaders in various nonprofit activities centered on developing stronger youth citizens and leaders. Rob, Allison and their three sons actively volunteer in various community causes, including numerous schools, youth sports and community associations.




Robert Cornilles is a devoted family man, active community leader and successful business owner.

Born and raised in Oregon, Rob believes government today needs to provide an environment for strong families, outstanding schools, and vibrant businesses. While government has a vital role to play in society, it should help — not hinder — individuals and communities in achieving their full potential. This is only accomplished when elected officials are principled, pragmatic, and responsible to those they represent — not just today’s interests but the generations that follow.

As a prominent consultant in the sports industry, Rob has advised 25,000 executives and hundreds of sports organizations as the president and founder of Game Face, Inc. In addition, he has been the driving force behind placing 500 individuals into full-time jobs in industry.

While a pioneer in the sports community and recognized through various business awards, Rob is most proud of his active involvement with community groups, nonprofit boards, and his church. He and Allison, his wife of 23 years whom he met at Newberg High School, devote many hours to activities that help develop strong, responsible youth. The father of three teenage sons (Austin, Brennan and Chadd), Rob is a long-time volunteer for Boy Scouts of America and has managed and coached multiple youth athletic teams.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Rob sits on the Stanford-based National Advisory Board of Positive Coaching Alliance.