Paul Rumler Discussion
From Paul Rumler's campaign website:
Paul Rumler was born and raised in Moline, IL. Paul learned the value of hard work, determination, and perseverance from his parents, David and Lynne Rumler, who have worked in the manufacturing sector and teaching field, respectively, for over 30 years.
After graduating from Moline High School, Paul attended Black Hawk College where he earned his Associates Degree and received Distinguished Academic All-American honors. Paul also attended Boston University and graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Public service has always been at the center of Paul’s professional life. After graduating from college in 2001, he began working for Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson as her Legislative Aide. Paul soon became Senator Wilkerson’s Legislative Director and was responsible for managing the Senator’s legislation, which included drafting legislation and developing budget priorities, as well as serving as the community liaison for much of the Senator’s district. Through this opportunity, Paul was able to work directly with residents in order to help facilitate constituent service requests through the legislative process and by working with state and local agencies.
After moving back to Moline in September 2003, Paul relocated to Washington, DC in order to work for the U.S. Congress. While working for Congressman Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Paul focused on researching our Country’s growing methamphetamine problem and helped draft legislation to help federal, state and local agencies address the growing problem. Following his time with Congressman Gordon, Paul was accepted to American University Law School. Instead of pursuing his law degree, Paul accepted the opportunity to work for Congressman Steny Hoyer, who as the Democratic Whip is the second highest ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Working in Congressman Hoyer’s leadership office gave Paul exposure to the Whip’s role in helping House Democrats determine their legislative agenda and political strategy, as well as building support for the Party's positions and delivering the Democratic message both in Washington and nationally.
All this time, Paul has kept a finger on the pulse of events occurring in the Quad City area. At the age of 26, Paul has returned home to dedicate himself to serving his fellow Illinois residents. He currently resides in Rock Island.
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