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Term ends: December 2013
Council Position No. 7
Education: BA Business Administration/Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Wichita State University 1971, D.D.S. University of Missouri School of Dentistry 1975.
Occupation: Dentist in General Practice in Gig Harbor, 1980-present.
Professional Qualifications: 25 years as a practicing Dentist and small business owner. 21 years of combined military service – Air Force, Army and Army Reserves. Retired at rank of Lieutenant Colonel USA.
Personal Information: Paul was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school and served in Air Weather Service. After obtaining his undergraduate and professional degrees, he served in the Army as a Dental Officer. His military assignments included Galena, Alaska; Wichita, Kansas; and Berlin, West Germany. Paul and his wife and twin daughters came to the Northwest by way of Ft. Lewis. In 1981 he separated from active duty, moved to Gig Harbor and set up a dental practice. He and his family have lived in the historic Millville district of the city since 1983 and have been devoted to restoring one of the old fishing family homes.
Community Involvement: Paul served for 11 years on the Gig Harbor Planning Commission; 9 years as chair. He was part of the committee which established the city’s Design Manual and served on the Design Review Board for 9 years. He has served on numerous ad hoc committees for the city, the school district and other community organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Pierce County Dental Society and is a long standing member of the Chamber of Commerce.