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[Editor's Note: On Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016, Senator Rand Paul announced the suspension of his presidential campaign. He wrote "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty... Although, today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term."]

Republican Presidential Candidate
US Senator (R-KY)

Full Name: Randal Howard Paul
Birthdate: Jan. 7, 1963
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Religion: Presbyterian

  • United States Senator (R-KY), Jan. 3, 2011-present
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Member, Senate Tea Party Caucus, 2011-present
  • Former practicing ophthalmologist, Bowling Green (KY)

  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Attended Baylor University, 1981-1984

Affiliations and Awards
  • Member and former President, Lions Clubs International
  • Recipient, TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People," 2013
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Twilight Wish Foundation, 2002
  • Founder, Kentucky Tax Payers United, 1994-2000
  • Founder, Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, 1995
  • Founder, North Carolina Tax Payers Union, 1991
  • Former member, Young Conservatives of Texas (Baylor University)

  • Son of Ron Paul, former US Representative (R-TX) and Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012

Select Publications:
  • Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America, 2015
  • Co-written with Ron Paul, Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds, 2012
  • The Tea Party Goes to Washington, 2011

Contact Information:
Phone: 202-735-5323
E-Mail: www.paul.senate.gov/connect/email-rand
Campaign Website: randpaul.com
Twitter: twitter.com/RandPaul
Facebook: facebook.com/RandPaul