Paul grew up in an east coast family devoted to community service. A New Jersey native from the Township of Livingston, his father, Joe, a salesman who routinely worked six-day weeks, made time to serve as a volunteer police officer and president of the Little League baseball program. His mother, Rhoda, in addition to running the household, was perennial president of the PTA, secretary to the township attorney and an ever-present face on local campaigns and committees.
Having fallen in love with the Mile High City during a cross-country voyage, Paul moved his family to Colorado in 1971, living briefly in Breckenridge, Wheat Ridge and Englewood before moving to Denver in 1976. A long time resident of the Virginia Village neighborhood, he has made his home in District 6 for some 40 years (in Virginia Village, Washington Park East and Cory Merrill), with the exception of a few years spent in the far reaches of West Washington Park in the mid-1980s.
A graduate of Upsala College (East Orange, NJ) with a B.A. in Sociology, Paul spent a successful decade in the corporate world, with both IBM and NCR, before shifting gears and signing on as advertising representative with the fledgling Washington Park Profile newspaper shortly after it’s founding in the winter of 1978. Finding The Profile an unexpectedly fine fit for his journalistic talents, love for people and inherited passion for community service, Paul took over the role of publisher a few years later, expanding both the scope and depth of the publication, eventually guiding it to it’s place among the most highly respected of Denver’s community newspapers. He turned the paper over to new ownership in February of this year.
The proud parent of a blended group of five wonderful children and six grandchildren, outside of work Paul enjoys running, golf, hiking, reading, live music and live theater. Paul and his guitar are in great demand for bedtime lullabyes and campfire singalongs. He is renowned among his circle of friends for his skill at three-ball juggling.
As co-chair of the Infrastructure and Culture Committee, Council president Chris Herndon has asked me to head the City Council Sidewalks Working Group that has as its goal to determine policies and funding mechanisms that will improve our pedestrian infrastructure while making paying for sidewalks less burdensome than our current system, which is complaint driven and leaves property owners with expensive repairs at retail rates. The Sidewalks Working Group will meet again (click here for meeting times) in Room 391 of the City and County Building.
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