Paul Beckman

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Paul Beckman
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Alabama House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
J.D.Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Paul Beckman is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 88th District. He was elected on November 2, 2010.

Beckman earned his BS in Education from Florida State. He held a teaching license in Alabama until 2002. He is currently employed as a practicing attorney for Capouano, Beckman & Russell, LLC.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Paul Beckman endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Beckman defeated incumbent Mac Gipson in the June 1 primary. He then ran uncontested in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 88 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Paul Beckman (R) 5,520
Mac Gipson (R) 3,665

Campaign themes

  • Opposes Constitutional Reform
Excerpt: "Paul cannot support a new Constitution at this time. He also cannot in good faith allow the people who voted for a 62% pay raise to redo Alabama's Constitution."
  • Opposes Gambling
Excerpt: "Paul does not support gambling as it currently exists in the State and believes that bingo machines are little more than slot machines."
  • Restore Trust in Government
Excerpt: "Paul believes that the citizens of District 88 can't take much more abuse from our elected leaders. Join him in the fight to peacefully take back what is ours, our government."
  • Supports Term Limits
Excerpt: "Paul believes that before the state can have true ethics reform it must require term limits on members of the State Legislature. "
  • Supports Gov. Riley in Opposing Illegal Bingo in Alabama
Excerpt: "Paul Beckman supports the position taken by a citizen in District 88 in a letter to the editor of the Montgomery Advertiser expressing opposition to illegal bingo gambling in Alabama.. "After viewing Gov. Riley's State of the State speech, I am in total agreement with the issues he presented, especially those of opposition to 'slot machine bingo' in Alabama" wrote Mr. J.M. Jones of Autaugaville."
  • Supports Pre-K
Excerpt: "Paul believes that we must continue to build and properly fund a successful Pre-K program in Alabama. "
  • Supports Transparent Government
Excerpt: "Paul supports transparency in State Government -- a goal that can be achieved with a more robust Ethic Law."
  • Opposes New Taxes
Excerpt: "Paul does not support imposing new or higher taxes on the working people of Alabama in an effort to support bloated government bureaucracies that offer little accountability to taxpayers."[4]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Beckman raised $88,072 in contributions. [5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Beckman, Paul L $23,812
Beckman, Lorna P $10,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $5,000
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $5,000
Beckman, Dean $5,000

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Personal

Beckman and his wife Linda have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mac Gipson
Alabama House District 88
2010–present
Succeeded by
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