By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Senator Paul Bussman (R) from Cullman announced his intent to re-election last month and team has announced that they will kick off the re-election campaign for State Senate with a fundraiser in Cullman
Senator Bussman said on Facebook, “Wanted to make sure everyone knows about our Re-Election Kickoff on Thursday, July 18th at Top of the Town (uniquely remodeled 4th floor of Cullman Savings Bank). Everyone is invited, but please go to the link below and let us know that yo…u are coming so we can get a reasonable headcount. We are asking a minimal campaign contribution of $25 per person. Look forward to seeing all of you there!”
The campaign announcement praised the Senator for his accomplishments: “Senator Bussman has had a successful three years in his first term as a state senator, including several important and significant accomplishment…s for the district. Some of these accomplishments include: the initial phase of the Highway 157 4-lane road project and bringing to fruition the longtime promised 222 Interchange. He has secured $1.8 million over the next three years for Wallace State Community College and provided more than $120,000 in grants for local schools.”
The Menu for the evening event includes: pork tenderloin with sweet rolls, grilled chicken skewers, mini twice baked potatoes and Cobb salads, Greek pasta salad, mini cheesecakes, tiramisu, crème brulee, key lime pie, brownies and other assorted dishes. The food is being catered by the noted Cullman catering company, Designs by Grace.
Sen. Bussman was elected to his first term in 2010 when he defeated powerful Democratic incumbent and then Senate Majority Leader, Zeb Little. Little had gained statewide notoriety in the press and talk radio for accusations accusing him of driving under the influence. Little made more waves by running negative controversial television spots attacking Bussman over his much earlier divorce. Despite the wild negative attacks, the people of Alabama’s Fourth Senate District chose the challenger, Bussman…..a popular local dentist.
Bussman was born in New Orleans but grew up in Cullman. Paul graduated from Cullman High School in 1975 and then attended Troy State University where he played basketball and completed a B.S. Degree. He received his dentistry degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. In addition to his successful Cullman dentistry practice he is also the owner of FUNZONE, a family entertainment center in Cullman which includes miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, an inflatable gymnasium, and an electric train.
Senator Bussman serves on the Senate Children, Youth Affairs and Human Resources Committee where he is the Chairman. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Senate Health Committee. The Fourth District includes Cullman, Lawrence, and Winston Counties.
2010 was a wave election when the people across Alabama came together to firmly reject the Democratic Party and what it has come to stand for under controversial President Barack H. Obama (D). Republicans hope that the public’s disgust with Democrats continues, while Democrats hope that they can run the 2014 election on perceived shortcomings of the Republican Super-majority’s performance in these last four years.