Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Paul Teller graduated in 1993 from Duke University in Durham, NC, where he got his B.A. in political science. Paul has worked for The Washington Times–National Weekly Edition, the National Center for Public Policy Research, the College Republican National Committee, the Bush/Quayle ‘92 campaign, and the American Enterprise Institute. After completing his undergraduate work, he went right into American University’s Ph.D. program as a Dean’s Scholar in political science, which he completed in 1999.
Shortly afterwards, he became a professional staff member for the Committee on House Administration under Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. In early 2001, Paul joined the staff of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), where he has done legislative research, analysis, and strategy, as well as coalitions and communications work across a broad range of issues. Now as the RSC’s Executive Director (serving under his sixth RSC chairman) and the Conservative Movement’s point-man on the House side, he sets and implements strategy for the RSC’s policy, communications, and coalitions efforts. The Washington Post recently described Paul as “one of the most influential conservative aides in Congress.”
Paul also helped found, and continues to advise, the House Conservatives Fund. Additionally, Paul was the Senior Policy Advisor in 2004 for Bill Spadea for Congress (New Jersey-12) and was the President of the Duke Club of Washington from 2008-2010 (and still serves on the Club’s board of directors).
Paul and his wife, Maxine, are the proud parents of a 7-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy.