He served Cedar Bluff as mayor for six and a half years and as a member of the Town Council for six and a half years.
During his tenure as mayor he completed the Alabama Intensive Industrial Development Training Course at Auburn University.
He received more than $1 million in grants to put in the existing sewer and water system and built the sewer treatment system.
The present fire hall was also built during his tenure in office.
He worked with the fire department to make significant savings for the people in the community with improved fire ratings.
He had a plan and did yearly street improvements, and had an ongoing street patching program.
He served as secretary for the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.
He also served Cedar Bluff as utility superintendent for two years where he was responsible for the day to day operation of sewer and street departments and worked with the town council in establishing long-range plans for maintenance and growth expansion of the system.
Paul received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in History, Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with teaching areas of Political Science, History and Biology, Master’s of Science in Secondary Education with teaching areas of Political Science, History and Administration, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration, all from Jacksonville State University.
He retired March 1, 2012 from the Cherokee County Public School System where he served as teacher, coach and school principal at Gaylesville High School.
He served on the State Board of Directors of the Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools and also the state board of the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals.
He is a former president of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and served Cherokee County as Civic Defense Director where he developed emergency response plans and training programs for emergency response personnel.
Paul would like to see Cedar Bluff put emphasis on providing basic services at reasonable costs and continue to improve police and fire protection.
He would like to see a plan put in place to improve the street system and work with the citizens of the community and the city government to develop a plan to entice businesses to establish themselves in Cedar Bluff.
As a former mayor and council member, he feels Cedar Bluff needs to have a common sense approach in the operation of the town government.