Paul Collins Broun, Jr., M.D. (R-GA-10)
Paul Collins Broun, Jr., M.D. Congressman Georgia District 10
Paul Collins Broun, Jr., M.D. Biography from House.gov
Biography of Paul Collins Broun, Jr., M.D.
Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr. was elected in July of 2007 to serve the Tenth District of Georgia. Since his arrival in Congress, he has been appointed to the House Homeland Security Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science and Technology Committee. Dr. Broun grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended Athens High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1971, he received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. An internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and a residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama followed.
Dr. Broun served in the military as a jet engine mechanic in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves and later received a commission as a medical officer in the U. S. Navy.
For most of his career, Dr. Broun has practiced general medicine and, in 2002, he went out on his own, establishing a unique practice of full-time house calls. Dr. Broun enjoys the freedom of practicing medicine without bureaucratic encumbrances and has used his experience to introduce commonsense solutions to our nation’s health care financing crisis.
Dr. Broun’s first exposure to politics came at the age of sixteen, when his father won a seat in the Georgia State Senate. Paul Broun Sr. represented the Athens area as a State Senator for 38 years. Later, Paul Jr. himself would become involved politically; first as a volunteer lobbyist for Safari Club International, a pro-hunting and conservation organization, then as a conservative Republican United States Representative.
Dr. Broun participates in many diverse organizations and activities ranging from politics and religion to cooking and sports, including: the National Rifle Association, Gideons International, Rotary International, Trout Unlimited, Gun Owners of America and University of Georgia President’s Club. He was the founding President of the Georgia Republican Assembly, and President of the Georgia Sport Shooting Association (the NRA state affiliate). Dr. Broun is an avid outdoorsman, having a passion for conservation, hunting, fishing, and Second Amendment rights.
Dr. Broun has been married to his wife Niki since 1985 and has two grown daughters, a son and two grandchildren. The Brouns are members of Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, where Dr. Broun formerly served as an AWANA children’s ministry leader. He is active in the Gideon ministry and, in 2004, he participated in a mission trip to Iraq.
As the 112th Congress moves forward, look for Dr. Broun to lead the charge for fiscal responsibility as he works to cut wasteful government spending, remove burdensome and unconstitutional mandates, and restores a constitutionally-limited government.
Biography from Paul Broun Committee
Paul volunteered to serve our country as a United States Marine. He also became a Navy Medical Officer. Today he continues to serve in that capacity in the Navy Reserves.
A graduate of UGA and the Medical College of Georgia, Paul Broun is a family physician who has served patients for nearly four decades. Dr. Broun served as a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board and of its Long-range Planning Committee.
Paul’s first political service was as a volunteer advocate for Safari Club International which promotes hunting freedom and wildlife conservation.
Congressman Broun is a leader for Positive Change based on the Constitution and sound conservative principles. He is leading the fight to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, as well as to dramatically reduce federal spending. He is author of the Balanced Budget Amendment.
Paul is working to generate economic growth and job creation in the private sector through comprehensive tax reform with his JOBS Act, HR 660. He ultimately favors adoption of the Fair Tax.
Congressman Broun is deeply committed to the Second Amendment. He is an avid hunter, sports shooter, and is a Life Member of both the NRA and Gun Owners of America. He served as past president of the Georgia Sport Shooting Association, state-affiliate of the NRA, and is a member of the Athens Rifle Club.
Paul and Niki Broun have been married for 25 years. Congressman Broun is the father of three children and two grandchildren. Prince Avenue Baptist in Athens is the Congressman’s church home.
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