Rand Paul
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Rand Paul

Republican

United States Senate

Kentucky

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
167 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC. 20510
Bowling Green District Office
1029 State Street
Bowling Green, KY. 42101
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Rand Paul

United States Senate
Summary
Experience
Funding
58
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011. He is the son of former three-time presidential candidate and twelve-term U.S. Representative of Texas, Ron Paul. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 2003 he withdrew from the American Board of Ophthalmology and declared himself self-certified by his National Board of Ophthalmology. He continued working and established his own clinic in December 2007. In 2010, Paul entered politics by running for a seat in the United States Senate. A Republican, Paul has described himself as a constitutional conservative and a supporter of the Tea Party movement. Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination at the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He suspended his campaign in February 2016, after finishing in fifth place during the Iowa caucuses, though less than two months later he endorsed eventual Republican nominee and winner of the 2016 election Donald Trump.

Experience

Education

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Duke University
Duke University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1988
Brazoswood High School
Baylor University
1981 - 1984

Past Positions

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Senator
United States Senate
2010 - Current
Author
The Case Against Socialism
2019
Author
Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America
2015
Author
Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders
2015
Author
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds
2012
Author
The Tea Party Goes to Washington
2011
Ophthalmologist
Private Practice
1993 - 2010
Resident
Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center
1991 - 1993
Intern
General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
1988 - 1991

Other Experience

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Member
Lions Club International
Current
Ophthamologist
Children of the Americas Program
2010 - Current
Founder
National Board of Ophthalmology
1999
Founder
Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic
1995 - Current
Founder
Kentucky Taxpayers United
1993 - Current
Member
Young Conservatives of Texas
1981 - 1983
Former President
Lions Club International
Member
Senate Tea Party Caucus
2011 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, United States Senate

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$11,352,366
Total Raised
$11,109,147
Total Spent
$339,435
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics