|Residence||Template:Country data US [[City:=Houston|Texas]], [[State_Name:=Texas|Texas]], [[Country Name:=United States|US]]|
|Known for||Known for his strong views on adhereing to the constitution and protecting liberties by promoting a small government.|
|Occupation||Congressman, Presidential Nominee|
|Contactfirstname.lastname@example.org 837 W. Plantation
Clute, TX 77531 Toll Free: (800) RON PAUL Fax: (979) 265-7378
Ron Paul is an American physician and politician from the U.S. state of Texas. A Republican, he has represented Texas's 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, and had previously served as the representative from Texas's 22nd district in 1976 and from 1979 to 1985.
In 1984, Paul ran in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Tower, but the nomination went to Phil Gramm. Paul also supported term limits for members of Congress at the time and likened himself to the famous Senator Robert A. Taft. Paul was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in the 1988 election. After his failed presidential bid, Paul returned to Congress in 1997. He was again elected as a Republican, but against the wishes of the party leadership, which had backed Paul's primary opponent. His opponent in the primary was the incumbent representative, a former Democrat who had switched his party affiliation to Republican in the aftermath of the 1994 Republican Revolution. On 11 January 2007, Paul announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2008 presidential campaign.