Paul R. Curtman graduated from Pacific High School in 1999. He subsequently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country as an infantryman with Golf Co., 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines. While stationed in Hawaii, Paul became a Marine Corps martial arts instructor and was instrumental in teaching infantry Marines hand-to-hand combat. As a Sergeant in the Marines, Paul deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
After leaving active duty, Paul continued his service as a Marine Reservist for six years. During that time, Paul attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, he became licensed as a Series 7 Investment Representative and was employed at a major investment firm.
In 2009, Paul authored his first book, Don't Tread On Me: The Constitution and State Sovereignty, and in 2012 he released his second book, Term Papers: A Collection of Essays and Articles from My First Term in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Paul is an ardent student of both economics and history and is a solid defender of the U.S. Constitution. His outspoken commitment to hold our elected leaders accountable to the Constitution and will of the people has earned Paul numerous television and radio appearances across the nation.
At the age of 29, Paul was first elected to the Missouri General Assembly in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012.
Representative Curtman currently serves on the following committees:
Committee on Government Efficiency, Chairman
Select Committee on General Laws
Joint Committee on Government Accountability
Ways and Means
Paul currently lives in Union, MO with his wife, Ruth, a public school math teacher.
Paul with his wife, Ruth.
Paul is often asked to speak at Republican events across the state, but whether it's a Lincoln Day Dinner or a Federated Republican Women's Club, Paul always works to bring the party and grassroots activists together.
Since 2009, Paul has worked tirelessly to network with grassroots activist across Missouri even reaching into our neighboring states, Kansas, Illinois etc.
It isn't difficult to see that Paul is the strong conservative leader our state needs.
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In 2009, just a few short months before he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Paul attended a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Claire McCaskill. Although the Senator herself didn't show up, Paul patiently waited in line to speak. When he finally made it to the microphone, Paul gave a very concise defense of the freedom of the people by explaining how he and the senator shared something in common: an oath to the constitution.
This video quickly went viral leading to multiple appearances on the Fox News Channel as well as numerous other radio and television interviews and speaking requests.
Within a week, the Republican Party came knocking, asking Paul to consider a run for the Missouri legislature.
Paul quickly proved himself to be an authority on both constitutional and property rights issues as well as economic and tax policy issues. Paul caught the attention of Forbes Magazine for his idea to adjust the states income tax brackets for inflation, a measure that became law in 2014, resulting in an annual tax cut and prompting Forbes to call it one of the best tax reform policies in the entire nation.
As a freshman legislator, Paul served as deputy whip for the Republican caucus and by his 2nd term, he had already been appointed chairman of the Committee on Downsizing State Government and led on policy geared toward streamlining our state government and making it more efficient.
In 2013, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) named Paul one of only ten top conservative leaders under the age of 40 in the entire country.
Now Paul needs your support.
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