Paul has called central Arkansas home for the past 18 years, where he teaches Government and History at Little Rock Catholic High for Boys. Born into a blue-collar household in Ohio’s “Steel Valley,” Paul witnessed firsthand the struggles that so many hardworking families continuously face. He understands that lawmakers’ decisions directly affect Arkansans, and how these policies rarely reflect the concerns of the people.
Following the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling in 2010, Paul formed a local group in Arkansas called Regnat Populus, echoing Arkansas’s state motto which means “The People Rule.” Amid growing public frustration with the corrupting influence of money in the political process and the inability of the average citizen to have a voice in political outcomes, Regnat Populus successfully influenced the passage of Ethics Amendment 94 to the Arkansas Constitution in 2014. This amendment banned direct corporate contributions to state candidates and lengthened the "cooling off period" that legislators must wait before becoming lobbyists from 1 year to 2 years. With the help of others, Paul also co-founded the Arkansas Democracy Coalition to streamline and collaborate organizational voices against dark money and corruption in politics on both a local and national level.
Paul holds a B.S. in Anthropology from Franciscan University, where he met his wife Stephanie. The two married in 1996 and moved to her hometown of Little Rock in 1999. His wife has worked as a registered nurse for the last 25 years, primarily in the area of heart failure disease management. They have three sons, Paul, Ralph, and Isaac. In addition to their day jobs, they run a small family farm, growing pecans and keeping bees on 15 acres in Scott, Arkansas.