4th District
(Cullman, Lawrence, Winston)

State House: Room 729
State House
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7855
Business: 1625 Main Avenue, SW
Cullman, Alabama  35055
(256) 734-1700
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Senator Paul Bussman is currently serving his first term in the Alabama Senate. He was born in 1956 in New Orleans, LA, and lived there until the age of 3 when his family first moved to Cullman.

Senator Bussman attended Troy State University where he was a 4-year letterman and received his Bachelor of Science degree.  He then attended the University of Alabama, School of Dentistry where he received his Doctoral of Dental Medicine.  Senator Bussman has been a general dentist in Cullman since 1983 and is also the local entrepreneur and developer of FUNZONE, Cullman’s only family entertainment center including miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, an inflatable gymnasium and an electric train.

As a nationally known dentist, Senator Bussman is very active in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and state and local chapters of both of these organizations.  He has held many offices including five national appointments in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a past president and executive director of the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry.  He currently serves as a spokesdentist for the Academy with national consumer media outlets.

Senator Bussman has devoted countless volunteer hours to committees and organizations that have improved the quality of life for many Cullman residents. He was an organizer and past board member of the Good Samaritan Health Clinic- a free medical, optical and dental clinic for uninsured, working individuals in Cullman County.  He continues to be a free dental provider to clients of the clinic.

He was the first president and organizer for the “Volunteers in Public Schools” program, a mentoring program for at-risk elementary children throughout Cullman County.  He was also a past Board member and volunteer of Habitat for Humanity and the Alabama Judicial Systems’ Juvenile Conference Committee.  He is a past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, the Cullman Regional Medical Foundation, Cullman Kiwanis Club and the Leadership Cullman County Class of 2000.

He currently serves as a Board member for Cullman Savings Bank and the Cullman Savings Bank Foundation.  He is also past chairman of both.

Paul and his wife, Holly, have been married for more than 15 years.  Their children, Noah, 11, and Kendall, 12, live at home in Cullman while Phillip and Melissa live and work in Birmingham. 



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