Randal Howard Paul is an American physician and politician serving as the junior United States Senator know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children , Education and Biography.
|Birthdate ( Age)||7 January 1963|
|Place of Birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Partner/Wife||Kelley Paul (m. 1990)|
|Parents||Ron Paul ( Father ) , Carol Wells ( Wife )|
|Profession||United States Senator|
|Net Worth||$2 million – $5 million|
Randal Howard Paul is an American physician and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011. He is the son of former three-time presidential candidate and twelve-term U.S. Representative of Texas, Ron Paul.
Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination at the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He suspended his campaign in February 2016, after finishing in fifth place during the Iowa caucuses,though less than two months later he endorsed eventual Republican nominee and winner of the 2016 election Donald Trump.
Rand Paul Family and Parents
Randal Howard Paul was born on January 7, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Carol (née Wells) and Ron Paul, who is also a politician and physician. The elder Paul was a U.S. Representative from Texas and ran for President of the United States three times.The middle child of five, his siblings are Ronald “Ronnie” Paul Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Robert Paul, and Joy Paul-LeBlanc.Paul was baptized in the Episcopal Church and identified as a practicing Christian as a teenager.Despite his father’s libertarian views and strong support for individual rights, the novelist Ayn Rand was not the inspiration for his first name. Growing up, he went by “Randy”,but his wife shortened it to “Rand.”
The Paul family moved to Lake Jackson, Texas, in 1968,where he was raised and where his father began a medical practice and for a period of time was the only obstetrician in Brazoria County.When Rand was 13, his father was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Paul attended Baylor University from fall 1981 to summer 1984 and was enrolled in the honors program. During the time he spent at Baylor, he was involved in the swim team and the Young Conservatives of Texas and was a member of a secret organization, the NoZe Brotherhood, known for its irreverent humor.
Rand Paul Wife and Children
Paul is married to Kelley Paul , a freelance writer. They were married on October 20, 1990, and have three sons, William (born 1992), Duncan, and Robert. William and Duncan attended the University of Kentucky, while Robert attended a private school in the Washington, D.C. area.They reside in Bowling Green, Kentucky.They are active members of the Presbyterian church.
Rand Paul Net Worth
Randal Howard Paul is an American physician and politician serving as the junior United States Senator who has an estimated Net Worth of $2 million – $5 million in 2022.
After completing his residency in ophthalmology, Paul moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he has held a state-issued medical license since 1993.He received his first job from John Downing of Downing McPeak Vision Centers. Paul worked for Downing for about five years before parting ways. Afterwards, he went to work at the Graves Gilbert Clinic, a private medical group in Bowling Green, for 10 years before creating his own practice in a converted one-story house across the street from Downing’s office.After his election to the U.S. Senate, he merged his practice with Downing’s medical practice.
Paul has faced two malpractice lawsuits between 1993 and 2010; he was cleared in one case while the other was settled for $50,000.His medical work has been praised by Downing and he has medical privileges at two Bowling Green hospitals.In April 2020, after recovering from COVID-19, Paul began volunteering at a hospital in Bowling Green, assisting them in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky.
Paul was head of the local chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas during his time at Baylor University.In 1984, Paul took a semester off to aid his father’s primary challenge to Republican Senator Phil Gramm.While attending Duke University School of Medicine, Paul volunteered for his father’s 1988 Libertarian presidential campaign.
In response to President Bush’s breaking his election promise to not raise taxes, Paul founded the North Carolina Taxpayers Union in 1991.In 1994, Paul founded the anti-tax organization Kentucky Taxpayers United (KTU), and was chair of the organization from its inception. He has often cited his involvement with KTU as the foundation of his involvement with state politics.The group examined Kentucky legislators’ records on taxation and spending and encouraging politicians to publicly pledge to vote uniformly against tax increases.
Paul managed his father’s successful 1996 congressional campaign, in which the elder Paul returned to the House after a twelve-year absence. The elder Paul defeated incumbent Democrat-turned-Republican Greg Laughlin in the Republican primary, despite Laughlin’s support from the NRCC and Republican leaders such as Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush.
The Wall Street Journal reported in 2010 that, although Paul had told a Kentucky television audience as recently as September 2009 that KTU published ratings each year on state legislators’ tax positions and that “we’ve done that for about 15 years”, the group had stopped issuing its ratings and report cards after 2002 and had been legally dissolved by the state in 2000 after failing to file registration documents.
Paul spoke on his father’s behalf when his father was campaigning for office,including throughout the elder Paul’s run in the 2008 presidential election, during which Rand campaigned door-to-door in New Hampshire and spoke in Boston at a fundraising rally for his father on the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
At the beginning of 2009, there was movement by political supporters of his father to draft Paul in a bid to replace beleaguered Republican Kentucky senator Jim Bunning. Paul’s potential candidacy was discussed in the Los Angeles Times and locally in the Kentucky press.
On August 20, 2009, Paul’s supporters planned a moneybomb to kick off his campaign. The official campaign took in $433,509 in 24 hours.Later in the campaign, Paul claimed his pledge to not take money from lobbyists and Senators who had voted for the bailout was only a “primary pledge”;he subsequently held a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., with the same Senators who had been the target of the September 23, 2009, “moneybomb”. Paul ended up raising some $3 million during the primary period. Paul’s fundraising was aided by his father’s network of supporters.
In the 2010 general election, Paul faced Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. The campaign attracted $8.5 million in contributions from outside groups, of which $6 million was spent to help Paul and $2.5 million to help Conway. This money influx was in addition to the money spent by the candidates themselves: $6 million by Paul and $4.7 million by Conway.
Paul repeatedly made false claims that the 2020 elections were fraudulent. He later insisted on accepting the state certified electors that named Biden. In a press release and later during the session held to count the electors, which followed the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Paul argued that the electoral college is an indispensable friend of democracy in checking the danger of centralized power in deciding elections.He additionally condemned the attack while it occurred, calling it “violence and mob rule” and “un-American.” He blamed the rioters as setting back election reform discussions and asked them to “just stop it.
Once Trump was impeached for a second time in January 2021, Paul introduced a motion to the Senate declaring the impeachment to be unconstitutional. Five Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to defeat the motion 55 to 45. With 45 Republican senators supporting him, Paul stated the impeachment was ‘dead on arrival’. Paul formally voted against the charges on February 13, 2021.On February 3, 2021, Paul was named a ranking member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.