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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a deputy district attorney In Las Vegas, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to grow things. I lived in Sweden while serving a mission for my church. Some of my ancestors came from that country. It was interesting to learn their language and culture while teaching the gospel there. I have four daughters, two are married, one is on a mission in Chicago, and one is in college. I have two grandsons and a granddaughter. I have three college degrees: a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a master of business administration, and a juris doctor.

Why I am a Mormon

Some of my ancestors joined the church in the early part of the 19th century. They migrated west to avoid persecution for their religious beliefs. My great great grandfather was an early settler in Idaho, and my family remained there for generations. I was baptized into the church when I was eight. When I was fourteen I learned for myself through prayer and study that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I have experienced the joy of being born of the Spirit, when I sincerely repented of my sins. Since then I have made it a point to try to follow what I know to be true, and to help others to find the truth.

How I live my faith

I serve as a local leader in the church with specific responsibilities for public affairs, employment, social services, and welfare. I speak in church at least once a month as part of my duties. I visit other church members to ensure they are doing well and help them with any needs they may have. I coordinate our annual efforts to collect food for the Salvation Army food bank.