ARIZONA BORN, ARIZONA PROUD
Paul is an Arizona native who grew up in the West Valley, attended Deer Valley high school, Paradise Valley Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from ASU West with a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Communication Studies. He is also a board member of Childhelp.
He is going on his fifth year as a high school literature teacher and is in the classroom every single morning. When he’s not meeting with constituents or working on public policy, he’s probably grading student essays or doing class prep.
Paul has received the Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from Paradise Valley Community College, legislator of the year award from the Arizona Police Association, legislator of the year award from the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, Outstanding Leadership & Advocacy in Protecting Arizona’s Children award from NotMYkid, and legislator of the year from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He and Beth have been married for three years. They have a rescue dog – Sydni, a nine-year-old Cairn Terrier, and Bingley, a year old Yorkie Terrier. His parents, Fred and Sharon live in Glendale. He is a Grand Canyon enthusiast having hiked it rim to rim to rim six times with his best time at 24 hours.