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'''Paul Bussman''' is a [[:Category:Republican candidate, Alabama State Senate, 2010|Republican candidate]] for [[Alabama State Senate elections, 2010#District 4|District 4]] of the [[Alabama Senate]].  The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] is on June 1, 2010 and the general election is on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]].
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|Name = Paul Bussman
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|Position = Alabama State Senate District 4
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = 2010-Present
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|November 5, 2014]]
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|First elected = [[Alabama State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Birthday = 1956
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|Profession = Dentist
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}}{{tnr}}'''Paul Bussman''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alabama State Senate]], representing the 4th district since 2010.
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Bussman received his BS from Troy State UniversityHe then attended the University of Alabama's, School of Dentistry and earned his PhD.  He has worked as a dentist in Cullman since.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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Bussman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
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*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Alabama Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee]]
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*[[Banking and Insurance Committee, Alabama Senate|Banking and Insurance Committee]]
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*[[Children, Youth Affairs and Human Resources Committee, Alabama Senate|Children, Youth Affairs and Human Resources Committee]] Chair
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*[[Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections Committee, Alabama Senate|Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections Committee]]
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*[[Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee, Alabama Senate|Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee]]
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*[[Health Committee, Alabama Senate|Health Committee]] Vice-Chair
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*[[Local Legislation No. 1 Committee, Alabama Senate|Local Legislation No. 1 Committee]]
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Bussman's opponents in the June 1 primary are [[Tom Beason]] and [[Patricia McGriff]].  The winner of the primary will face [[Zebulon Little]] in the November 2 general election.
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Bussman defeated opponents [[Tom Beason]] and [[Patricia McGriff]] in the June 1 primary, receiving 7,061 votes to McGriff's 5,079 and Beason's 4,565He then defeated [[Patricia McGriff]] in the July 13 primary runoff election, receiving 7,489 votes to McGriff's 6,334.  He then defeated incumbent Democrat [[Zebulon Little]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.alabama2010.com/inner.asp?z=1 Republican Primary results]</ref><ref>[http://www.myvotealabama.com/ Statewide general election results]</ref>
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Alabama State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Paul Bussman (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''25,621'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Zebulon Little (D)
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| align="right" | 18,733
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|}
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Alabama State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
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}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Paul Bussman (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''7,061'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Patricia McGriff (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''5,079'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Tom Beason (R)
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| align="right" | 4,565
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|}
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Alabama State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
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}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Paul Bussman (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''7,489'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Patricia McGriff (R)
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| align="right" | 6,334
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|}
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====Campaign themes====
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Bussman lists the following issues on his campaign website:
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*'''Creating quality jobs
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:"Overhaul the tax code to stimulate businesses to expand and hire our people
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:Invest in worker retraining
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:Provide small business opportunity for development"
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*'''Improving education
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:"Protect parents’ rights to choose how to educate their child
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:Assure that our children have a safe environment to learn
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:Stop the destructive results of proration by developing a better budgeting system"
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*'''Improving the security of the family
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:"Protect the family’s right to bear arms
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:Protect the family’s heart by preserving the union of marriage between a man and a woman
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:Protect the unborn child from abortion"
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*'''Preventing government interference
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:"Block politicians from using your money for political projects and payoffs
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:Eliminate the slush funds that buy votes
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:Return to a four-year property tax re-appraisal"
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*'''Illegal immigration
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:"AL cannot be a safe haven for illegal immigrants
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:Companies should not be allowed to bid on State jobs without proof of the legal status of their employees
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:Utilize the E-Verify system to identify a legal workforce in AL"
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*'''Ethics
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:"Stop the PAC-to-PAC shell game
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:Open all records for public scrutiny
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:Make lobbyists and legislators disclose all contributions and perks"<ref>[http://www.paulbussman.com/issues.htm Paul Bussman's campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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==Endorsements==
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Bussman was endorsed by:
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* The Alabama Tea Party Express <ref>[http://www.alabamateapartyexpress.com/ The Alabama Tea Party Express]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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In 2010, Bussman raised $431,599 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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His four largest contributors were:
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| Business Council Of Alabama
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| Align="Right" | $92,500
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| Alabama Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $86,064
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| Alabama Dental Association
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| Align="Right" | $30,000
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| Marsh For Senate
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| Align="Right" | $28,500
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Paul+ Bussman + Alabama + Senate'''". Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator.
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Paul+Bussman+Alabama+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Paul Bussman News Feed</rss>
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==Personal==
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He and his wife, Holly, live in Cullman and have four children.
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.paulbussman.com/ Paul Bussman's campaign website]
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*[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd004.html Senate website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121557 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=121557 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=124416 2010]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/PaulBussman Paul Bussman on Twitter]
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==References==
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* [http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2010/2010-Primary-RepCert-2010-04-12.pdf List of Republican candidates certified for the June 1, 2010 primary in Alabama]
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Revision as of 13:03, 18 March 2013

Paul Bussman
Paul Bussman.jpg
Alabama State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
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'sTroy State University
Personal
Birthday1956
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
ProfessionDentist
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Paul Bussman is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing the 4th district since 2010.

Bussman received his BS from Troy State University. He then attended the University of Alabama's, School of Dentistry and earned his PhD. He has worked as a dentist in Cullman since.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Bussman defeated opponents Tom Beason and Patricia McGriff in the June 1 primary, receiving 7,061 votes to McGriff's 5,079 and Beason's 4,565. He then defeated Patricia McGriff in the July 13 primary runoff election, receiving 7,489 votes to McGriff's 6,334. He then defeated incumbent Democrat Zebulon Little in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Bussman (R) 25,621
Zebulon Little (D) 18,733
Alabama State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Bussman (R) 7,061
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia McGriff (R) 5,079
Tom Beason (R) 4,565
Alabama State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Bussman (R) 7,489
Patricia McGriff (R) 6,334

Campaign themes

Bussman lists the following issues on his campaign website:

  • Creating quality jobs
"Overhaul the tax code to stimulate businesses to expand and hire our people
Invest in worker retraining
Provide small business opportunity for development"
  • Improving education
"Protect parents’ rights to choose how to educate their child
Assure that our children have a safe environment to learn
Stop the destructive results of proration by developing a better budgeting system"
  • Improving the security of the family
"Protect the family’s right to bear arms
Protect the family’s heart by preserving the union of marriage between a man and a woman
Protect the unborn child from abortion"
  • Preventing government interference
"Block politicians from using your money for political projects and payoffs
Eliminate the slush funds that buy votes
Return to a four-year property tax re-appraisal"
  • Illegal immigration
"AL cannot be a safe haven for illegal immigrants
Companies should not be allowed to bid on State jobs without proof of the legal status of their employees
Utilize the E-Verify system to identify a legal workforce in AL"
  • Ethics
"Stop the PAC-to-PAC shell game
Open all records for public scrutiny
Make lobbyists and legislators disclose all contributions and perks"[3]
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Bussman was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [4]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bussman raised $431,599 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $92,500
Alabama Republican Party $86,064
Alabama Dental Association $30,000
Marsh For Senate $28,500

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Paul+ Bussman + Alabama + Senate". Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator.

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Personal

He and his wife, Holly, live in Cullman and have four children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zebulon Little
Alabama State Senate District 4
2010-present
Succeeded by
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