Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco announced his candidacy for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District on October 27, 2013, seeking to continue his distinguished record as a responsible, conservative public servant.
Since 2005, Rep. DeMarco has represented portions of the Birmingham suburbs of Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills in District 46 of the Alabama House of Representatives.
He serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Joint Oversight Committee for the Alabama Homeland Security Agency and Co-Chair of the Jefferson County Delegation.
He has sponsored pro-business legislation, a taxpayer bill of rights and numerous bills to bring more transparency to state and local government in Alabama. He sponsored one of the seven ethics bills passed during the historic Special Session on Ethics Reform.
Rep. DeMarco has distinguished himself as a reform-minded legislator seeking cost efficient ways to improve the use of government resources and services for the citizens of Jefferson County and Alabama.
In 2006, he was recipient of the Alabama Land Trust Government Partner of the Year for his sponsorship and work for passage of the bill that created the Red Mountain Park Commission, which manages one of the largest parks in the United States.
In 2009, Rep. DeMarco sponsored and passed the Jefferson County Accountability Act mandating a professional county manager for Jefferson County. In 2010, the governor signed into law Rep. DeMarco’s bill to require more transparency for Jefferson County public financing.
The Alabama Crime Victim’s Compentsation Committee (ACVCC) honored Rep. DeMarco last year for his dedication in assisting crime victims and his support of the commission in opposing legislation that would diminish the financial assistance the ACVCC provides to Alabama’s victims of violent crimes.
Rep. DeMarco was named one of the “Statesmen of the Year” in 2013 by the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for sponsorship of legislation to strengthen penalties against elder abuse and financial exploitation. He was recipient of the Alabama Grocers Association’s Spirit of Alabama Award in August for his efforts to promote food industry related legislation.
Since 1993, Rep. DeMarco has been a partner in the law firm of Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C. Professionally he represents businesses and individuals who serve Alabama. He served as president of the Birmingham Bar Foundation in 2005. He is a member of the Birmingham Business Alliance and the Chambers of Commerce for the cities of Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills. The Birmingham Business Journal recognized Rep. DeMarco as one of the publication’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2002. He is a Leadership Birmingham alumnus.
A native of suburban Birmingham, Rep. DeMarco graduated cum laude from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1990. He received a law degree from the University of Alabama in 1993. He served as editor-in-chief of the Alabama Law Review.
Rep. DeMarco currently serves on the Executive Board of the Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Alabama Division of the American Cancer Society. He is a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Rep. DeMarco and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Dillon DeMarco, live in Homewood.