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Pharmaceutical salesman running to become next County Republican Party Chairman

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By J.J. Smith. A specialty pharmaceutical salesman and hemophilia patient advocate, who serves on the Rockwall County Republican Executive Committee as the Precinct 3 chairman and election judge, has announced he is running to become the next Chairman of the Rockwall County Republican Party.

Paul Wilson, who says he has worked in the health care industry for 20 years “to help make a difference,” said he wants to bring a fresh face and new ideas to the Rockwall GOP to help expand membership and improve the image of the party locally and across the State.

His competitor to replace outgoing GOP Chairman and Fate Mayor Bill Broderick is two-time Rockwall Women’s Club president Brenda Zielke.

“I think it’s time to change the status quo,” said Wilson. “For example, I think it’s high time we take full advantage of all the communication tools the Internet offers to expand our membership and improve communications with current members.”

“If elected, I will ensure the Rockwall County GOP will have a continuously updated, state-of-the-art website, with links to all of our Clubs. We’ll launch a Blog, a monthly email newsletter, plus we’ll utilize as many social networking sites as we can – like Twitter, Flickr and Digg, in addition to Facebook.”

“The County Republican Party needs more of a sales perspective, which will help us to reach out to more Rockwall citizens to tell them what the GOP is about and why they should get involved.”

The candidate said he thinks an extensive public relations campaign is needed by the County Republican Party.

“I don’t feel that Rockwall County really knows who the GOP is, that we’re open to new ideas and want to reach across age and cultural barriers and even party lines to improve our communities, state and nation.”

“I am of the strong opinion that fund-raising efforts must be improved in an effort to more effectively unite the Republican Party with the community. We need an extensive PR campaign designed to develop a positive image, recruit and nurture future candidates and ultimately expand our membership and volunteerism.”

He also believes the Party should do more to relieve suffering in the community.

“I also believe that elected officials and political parties should build more bridges with non-profit charities and causes so we can do more to help adults and children in need. Political leaders can and should do so much more to help relieve suffering.”

Wilson said he is a conservative, pro-life “Reagan Republican” who supports low taxes, limited government, a free-market economy, a strong military and the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. He first became involved in politics as a student volunteer on the 1980 and 1984 Reagan campaigns.

After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Marketing Management, he said he began working in sales and marketing positions in the health care industry.

Employed since 2006 with Coram Specialty Pharmacy and home I.V. services for hemophilia patients, he works directly with doctors, insurance companies and non-profit organizations in patient advocacy efforts.

“Because of my work, I have a pretty good grip on what’s going on regarding insurance reform. There are several angles we should be taking to save money,” he said.

“For example, more patients can be cared for at home, rather than expensive extended hospital stays. No one in the federal government is talking about this. Many of our private hospitals are charging exorbitant fees that can be avoided with a more fiscally responsible coordination of care.”

The candidate said he was motivated to work in health care and volunteer with medical and children’s charities by his mother, who was a registered nurse and a community volunteer who, along with his father, Herbert, adopted Wilson when he was 18 months old.

“My mom has always been a wonderful example. Not only did she adopt me but she worked as a nurse and volunteered with children’s and medical charities for years while she was raising me.”

He said he has volunteered with many charities, including serving as president of The 20/30 Club during a year when they raised over $180,000 for underprivileged children. He also directed a Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Black Tie gala which raised $80,000 for abused and neglected children.

He’s also volunteered for:

  • Kaleidoscope
  • Misericordia Heart of Mercy
  • One Step at a Time
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rush Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic
  • The Gus Foundation
  • The Hemophilia Foundation

Wilson was born and raised in Richardson. He is married to Valerie and has three step-children, ages 12-21, Paul, Quinn and Laine. They live in McClendon-Chisholm and currently attend Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockwall.

For more information, call 469-338-8069 or visit VotePaulWilson.com.

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