Gary Palmer



Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer

Age: 59

Born in/resides in: Born in Haleyville; resides in Hoover

Family details: married to Ann Cushing Palmer, with three children: Claire, 26; Kathleen, 23; Rob, 20 Education

Graduated Hackleburg High School. Attended Northwest Alabama Junior College, 1972-1974; graduated The University of Alabama with bachelor’s degree in operations management, 1977. Attended New Orleans Baptist Seminary (Birmingham) 1987-1989; honorary

Work background
•1971-1976 – worked summers at
mobile home manufacturing plants, in
shipping/receiving, operating fork lift,
doing roofing
•1977-1978 – Palmer Brothers Roof
Truss Company, family business
•1980-1981 – cost/emissions control
engineer at Combustion Engineering
Environmental Systems Division
•1981-1989 – cost and project control
engineer on aerospace projects at Rust
International for Department of Defense
•currently – Chief Development Officer at Alabama Policy Institute, a conservative public policy institute established
by Palmer in 1989 to recommend policies
for limited government, free markets,
strong families

Memberships, leadership positions,
previous political office, etc.
•United Way of Central Alabama planning committee
•Rotary Club of Birmingham
•National Rifleman’s Association
•no prior political office

Why are you running for office?

No answer provided. (See statement to voters) State your qualifications for office

No answer provided.

State you platform priorities
•replace Obamacare with a plan that
will cost less than a fourth of what the
Affordable Care Act will cost and provides affordable, sensible coverage to
everyone who wants it
•take advantage of U.S. energy
resources in order to stimulate the economy and get it growing again
•implement tax reform – eliminate
existing progressive rate system and
replace with either a flat tax or consumption tax; cut capital gains taxes; lower or
eliminate corporate income taxes

If there was one issue you would want associated with your candidacy above all others, what would it be?

“Jump-starting the American economy and getting millions of people back in good-paying jobs.” Candidate’s statement to voters

“I’m running for Congress because I’m concerned about the future of our country. Our nation’s debt is the logical result of government that has become something unrecognizable to America’s founders. We must repeal Obamacare and replace it with healthcare reform that recognizes individual freedom and allows people to keep their doctor. I’m running for Congress because there has never been a time in the history of our country where good people with the right ideas are needed more. We need someone in Washington who understands that more government is not the answer. More government is less freedom. More government is less opportunity.”