Paul Sanford

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Paul Sanford
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Alabama State Senate District 7
In office
June, 2009-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJune, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
OtherAOS, Culinary Institute of America
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1967
Place of birthHuntsville, AL
ProfessionRestaurant Owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Paul Sanford (b. September 13, 1967) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing the 7th District since 2009. He was elected in a special election in June, 2009 to replace Parker Griffith, who resigned upon being elected to Congress[1].

Sanford earned his AOS from the Culinary Institute of America. He also attended Florence State. He has worked as a restaurant owner since 2002.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Sanford ran for re-election to the 7th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jeff Enfinger in the November 2 general election.[2]

Alabama State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Sanford (R) 25,333
Jeff Enfinger (D) 20,819


In June, 2009, Sanford won a special election to the 7th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Laura Hall (R).[3]

Alabama State Senate, District 7 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Sanford (D) 11,994
Laura Hall (R) 8,877
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Sanford was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Sanford raised $415,353 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $117,500
Alabama Republican Party $87,103
Alabama Farmers Federation $57,733
Alabama Association Of Realtors $27,000

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District 7

Sanford represents Alabama Senate District 7, which includes part of Madison County[6].


Sanford has two children and resides with his wife Danielle in Huntsville, Alabama.     

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Political offices
Preceded by
Parker Griffith
Alabama State Senate District 7
Succeeded by