Gary Palmer - REP Incumbent

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $610,572

Cash on Hand ($): $372,551

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Assumed congressional office in 2015. Former Career: Policy analyst. Education: University of Alabama. Currently resides in Hoover.Gary Palmer co-founded and served as president of the Alabama Policy Institute, a conservative think tank. He is a member of the right-wing Freedom Caucus in the House.Palmer opposes federal spending as means to promote growth, regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, gun control legislation, same sex marriage and any kind of tax increase. He supports increased American involvement in the conflict in Iraq and Syria and repealing Obamacare.He believes that climate change is not man-made and that health savings accounts are a better way to provide health care access. He also opposes any Congressional investigation of the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia.

Age: 65

Years In Office: 5

Freedom Caucus Member

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