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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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}}{{tnr}}'''Paul Bussman''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alabama State Senate]], representing District 4. He was first elected in 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.  He and his wife, Holly, live in Cullman and have four children.  
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Bussman received his B.S. from Troy State University.  He then attended the University of Alabama's, School of Dentistry and earned his Ph.D.  He has worked as a dentist in Cullman since.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Bussman serves on the following [[Alabama State Senate]] committees:
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===2011-2012===
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Bussman served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
 
*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Alabama Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee]]
 
*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Alabama Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee]]
 
*[[Banking and Insurance Committee, Alabama Senate|Banking and Insurance Committee]]
 
*[[Banking and Insurance Committee, Alabama Senate|Banking and Insurance Committee]]
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*[[Local Legislation No. 1 Committee, Alabama Senate|Local Legislation No. 1 Committee]]
 
*[[Local Legislation No. 1 Committee, Alabama Senate|Local Legislation No. 1 Committee]]
  
==Elections==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2010====
  
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Bussman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.paulbussman.com/issues.htm Paul Bussman's campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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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"
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==Elections==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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====Campaign themes====
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
  
Bussman lists the following issues on his campaign website:
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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> 
  
*'''Creating quality jobs
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His four largest contributors were:
:"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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| Business Council Of Alabama
:Stop the destructive results of proration by developing a better budgeting system"
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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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*'''Improving the security of the family
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{{Tea Party logo no words}}
:"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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==Endorsements==
:"Block politicians from using your money for political projects and payoffs
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In 2010, Bussman's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.alabamateapartyexpress.com/ The Alabama Tea Party Express]</ref>
:Eliminate the slush funds that buy votes
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* The Alabama Tea Party Express
:Return to a four-year property tax re-appraisal"
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*'''Illegal immigration
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==Personal==
:"AL cannot be a safe haven for illegal immigrants
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He and his wife, Holly, have four children. The currently live in Cullman, Alabama.
: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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==Recent news==
:"Stop the PAC-to-PAC shell game
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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.
:Open all records for public scrutiny
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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>
: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 has been 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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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.paulbussman.com/ Paul Bussman's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.paulbussman.com/ Paul Bussman's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd004.html Senate website]
 
*[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd004.html Senate website]
* [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]
 
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121557 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121557 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/opinion/article_517c64aa-d8a0-11df-8e64-001cc4c03286.html The Wetumpka Herald, Senate, House elections will be critical]
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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]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 17:19, 10 September 2013

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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 District 4. He was first elected in 2010.

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Bussman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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"

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.[2][3]

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 donors

2010

In 2010, Bussman raised $431,599 in contributions. [4]

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
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

In 2010, Bussman's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express

Personal

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

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