Paul Durham is a solar energy advocate and a strong believer in the value of community. He volunteers in leadership roles with El Grupo Youth Cycling, the Pima County Democratic Party and the Tucson-Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission, where he has worked to promote solar energy.
A graduate of the University of Washington and Stanford Law School, Paul has two decades of business law under his belt, advising businesses large and small and helping them grow. While working full-time, he attended evening classes at the University of Colorado, where he received an MBA with concentrations in finance and organizational behavior. Paul also studied Spanish in Mexico and Guatemala.
Growing up, Paul learned the value of education from his dad, an elementary school principal. With his deep belief in education and support for human rights, gender equality and the environment, Paul has always been a progressive. In 2004, he worked full-time on John Kerry's Presidential campaign. He managed Nina Trasoff's 2005 campaign for Tucson City Council and served as her Chief of Staff. He has also volunteered as Treasurer for the Pima County Democratic Party.
Philippe, Paul's longtime partner, is the founder of Tucson Community Supported Agriculture (Tucson CSA), which supports local organic farming by bringing farm products directly to consumers.