|United States Senator
January 3, 2011
Serving with Mitch McConnell
|Preceded by||Jim Bunning|
|Born||Randal Howard Paul
January 7, 1963
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Kelley Ashby (1990–present)|
|Relations||Ron Paul (Father)|
|Alma mater||Baylor University (no degree)
Duke University School of Medicine (M.D.)
Dr. Randal Howard “Rand” Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician. Since 2011, Paul has served in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party representing Kentucky. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and established his own clinic in December 2007. Throughout Paul’s life, he volunteered for his father’s campaigns. In 2010, Paul entered politics by running for a seat in the United States Senate. Paul has described himself as a Constitutional conservative and a supporter of the Tea Party movement, and has advocated for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and privacy reform.
On April 7, 2015, Paul officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.