Paul DeMarco

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Paul DeMarco
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Alabama House of Representatives District 46
Former member
In office
2005-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAuburn University, 1990
J.D.University of Alabama Law School, 1993
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1967
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
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Paul DeMarco (b. July 20, 1967) is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 46 from 2005 to 2014.

Paul sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Alabama in 2014. He was defeated in the primary runoff election by Gary Palmer.[1][2]

Biography

DeMarco's professional experience includes working as a partner in the law firm of Parsons, Lee and Juliano.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

DeMarco served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Campaigns and Elections, Chair

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

DeMarco's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • End ObamaCare
Excerpt: "Obamacare threatens families in Alabama and across the country. It must end. I will work to find a free-market approach to healthcare needs that does not take away individual’s rights and run up the costs to families. We must have a common sense approach that focuses on the well-being of the patient."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "While I’ll continue to focus on economic development issues which help small and large businesses alike, I’m also committing to continue to support our local small business owners – who serve as the backbone of our entire economic system."
  • Deficit Reduction
Excerpt: "Our country is currently over $17,000,000,000,000 in debt and this is absolutely inexcusable. That’s almost $55,000 for every citizen in the US, and if you are a taxpayer, your share is almost triple that. To anyone who has balanced a checkbook before, what we need to do is obvious: we must cut spending until it is less than we are bringing in."
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "We have a proud and able workforce in Alabama’s Sixth District. I plan to support those hardworking families with common sense leadership that creates opportunities to grow business and create jobs while doing away with out-of-control government regulations that slow growth."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I have a strong record as a fiscal conservative that I will take to Washington. I have always fought the establishment when it comes to tax increases and will continue that fight. We must cut the deficit, balance the budget and identify ways to support the hardworking families of Alabama’s Sixth District."

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

DeMarco ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 6th District. DeMarco and Gary Palmer advanced past the Republican primary on June 3, 2014. DeMarco was subsequently defeated in the runoff election on July 15, 2014.[4][2]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul DeMarco 32.7% 30,894
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Palmer 19.7% 18,655
Scott Beason 15.3% 14,451
Chad Mathis 15.3% 14,420
Will Brooke 13.9% 13,130
Tom Vigneulle 2.5% 2,397
Robert Shattuck 0.6% 587
Total Votes 94,534
Source: Alabama Secretary of State

Endorsements

DeMarco was endorsed by the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund. NRA-PFV chairman Chris Cox said, "Paul has proven his determination to fight for gun owners and hunters in Alabama."[5]

DeMarco also received the endorsements of a number of state legislators from Alabama's 6th Congressional District, including Reps. David Standridge and Kurt Wallace and Sens. Cam Ward and Jabo Waggoner.[6]

For a full list of DeMarco's endorsements, click here.

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

DeMarco won re-election to the 46th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition.[7]

2006

On November 7, 2006, DeMarco was re-elected to the 46th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running uncontested in the general election.[8]

DeMarco raised $171,540 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeMarco's reports.

Paul DeMarco (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[10]January 29, 2014$0$366,908$(13,919)$352,988
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$352,988$484,041$(187,750)$649,278
Pre-Primary[12]May 22, 2014$649,278$224,355$(515,445)$358,187
Pre-Runoff[13]July 3, 2014$358,187$594,024$(620,276)$331,935
Running totals
$1,669,328$(1,337,390)

2010

In 2010, DeMarco raised $136,865 in contributions.[14]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Trucking Association $5,000
Associated Builders & Contractors Of Alabama $4,500
Alabama Farmers Federation $3,500
TEL PAC $3,000

2006

In 2006, DeMarco collected $171,540 in donations.

Below are DeMarco's top 5 campaign contributors from the 2006 election:[15]

Contributor 2006 total
BIZPAC $11,000
Business Council of Alabama $7,500
Paul J DeMarco $5,000
BES PAC $5,000
Mary Ann Bruno $5,000

Personal

DeMarco is a member of the Homewood Chamber of Commerce, Hoover Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Birmingham Bar Foundation.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House District 46
2005–2014
Succeeded by
David Faulkner (R)