Paramore to run for House seat

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Leadership, experience, and vision are the characteristics that prompted Marcus B. Paramore to announce his candidacy for the Alabama House of Representative for District 89. 

Paramore is currently serving in his second term on the Troy City Council and was elected Council President following the 2016 municipal elections.  Paramore has always taken a pro-business – pro-jobs approach to government.

“I am proud of the positive economic growth we have experienced in our city, I am proud that Troy was recently listed as one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.”

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During his tenure the City of Troy has experienced significant economic growth.  While several businesses have expanded their services, the signature economic expansion has been the development and opening of Park Place Shopping Center.  He looks forward to using this experience to expand opportunities for all of District 89.

“I was pleased to work with my colleagues to bring this development to Troy.  Bringing Publix to our community and the future economic growth opportunities in this development will give more local shopping opportunities to the citizens of both Pike and Dale counties.  The opening of Trojan Parkway and John Witherington Drive has opened a whole new section for economic growth in our community,” said Paramore.

Paramore serves as the Director of Government Relations for Troy University.  He is responsible for state and federal legislative affairs and economic development.  He has been instrumental in securing increased appropriations for the University both in Montgomery and Washington.  He has also worked with community leaders with various infrastructure projects, improving the lives of all Troy citizens.

“I believe my experience in Montgomery and Washington provides me with an advantage to position District 89 for future growth both in new jobs and expansion of existing industry, as well as better infrastructure,” Paramore said.

Paramore is a fiscal conservative and will bring strong business principles to government.  “I know small business is the backbone of every community and I will fight to make government work smart and efficient.  As a member of the Chamber of Commerce I will work to build a strong environment for all businesses.”

Paramore is a member of the Troy Rotary Club and has participated in various community activities as a volunteer with the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Troy Recreation Department, Salvation Army and Turkeys from Heaven to name a few.  He also has served as finance chairman for the annual Golden Eagle Dinner to benefit the Boy Scouts of America.   “Community Service was instilled in me at an early age by my parents, grandparents and extended family.”

Paramore holds two degrees from Troy University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Sport and Fitness Management.

Paramore, 51, is happily married to Leigh Ann (21 years) and has two sons:  Bradley 18, (a recent graduate of Charles Henderson High School) and Cody 16, (a junior at CHHS).  They are active members of Park Memorial United Methodist Church.

“It has been a great honor to serve the citizens of Troy on the City Council.  Now I believe it is time to take my experience and leadership to the Alabama House of Representatives.  I will fight every day to protect and promote the conservative values of Pike & Dale Counties.  Together we can make our home a better place to work, worship and play.”