Paul Chabot is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-faith Conservative Republican. In a crowded field in both 2014 and 2016, Chabot won the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress by 10-points, each time.
Paul is married to his wife Brenda of 12 years. They have four children, Christene, Taylor, Savannah, and Alexander.
Age 42, he is the President of Chabot Strategies, L.L.C. and Chabot Securities International. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching American Government at California Baptist University, and in 2016 the Navy selected him for promotion to Commander.
Paul has strong military credentials. He is an Iraq War veteran who began his reserve military intelligence career in 2001, serving first at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Later, he worked with the Defense Intelligence Agency, in conjunction with an assignment in the Pentagon working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the National Military Command Center, where he identified and assessed immediate national security threats.
In 2008, Paul returned from Iraq where he served as an intelligence officer with Joint Special Operations Forces. Today, he serves as the Department Head for Command Pacific Fleet Intelligence Reserve Unit – 0194 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is a fully qualified Information Dominance Warfare Officer with Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Paul has over 21-years of law enforcement experience. He served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with specialized assignments to the narcotics and street gangs division. Paul also served full-time with the University of Southern California Public Safety Department where he received the department's meritorious service medal.
In 2006, the Senate confirmed Governor Schwarzenegger’s appointment and Paul became the Commissioner to the California State Parole Board for three consecutive terms. He is proud of his strong public safety record and his dedication towards protecting California’s communities by keeping dangerous criminals behind bars. He was strongly supported by sheriffs, district attorneys and police chiefs from around California.
Paul is a former intern of Congressman Jerry Lewis and was later selected for the Nation’s prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship Program. While working for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Paul served in both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, where he was eventually promoted to White House Senior Advisor for Law Enforcement, Justice and Drug Control Programs. During his nearly 6 years in the White House, Paul completed two rotational assignments, one with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles targeting methamphetamine production and one later with the U.S. State Department Office of Inspector General, assessing counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics programs.
Paul is the founder of several organizations that promote American values, youth mentorship and the deterrence of substance abuse. Such organizations include the Freestyle Foundation, Inc. (www.freestylefoundation.org), as well as non-profit organizations such as: Drug Free Rancho Cucamonga (www.drugfreerc.org) and the Coalition for a Drug Free California (www.drugfreecalifornia.org), a state-wide collaborative organization of law enforcement, government and volunteers dedicated to preventing the sale and abuse of illegal drugs. He performs a number of pro-bono speaking programs for young adults through his website (www.drchabotconsulting.com).
Paul holds a B.A. in Administration from California State University at San Bernardino, a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), and a doctorate (Ed. D) in Executive Leadership from George Washington University. He completed a legislative studies program through Georgetown University and is a graduate of the Naval War College, Joint Professional Military Education. Paul is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute (USC), a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Boot-camp for Veterans, at the University of California Los Angeles, a graduate of San Bernardino County Regional Occupational Program in Administration of Justice and graduate of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Reserve’s Academy, Level, III, II and I. He earned a certificates in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, and is a graduate of the U.S. State Department Foreign Service Institute’s International Law Enforcement Program. Paul is also a California Licensed Private Investigator with significant training in counter-terrorism.
Honors and awards include: Meritorious Service Police Medal; White House Outstanding Performance Award (5); White House Distinguished Service Award; Joint Commendation Service Medal; National Defense Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Expert Military Rifle and Pistol Medals; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Iraqi Campaign Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Navy Overseas Service Ribbon; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Civilian of the Year for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department; White House Presidential Management Fellow.
An accomplished public speaker, Paul’s significant presentations include keynotes at the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point Academy, as well as a number of White House conferences. He has provided keynote speeches in 48 states. Paul has been a guest on CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, CBS, and ABC; he has also been quoted in local, national and international print media, radio and TV including the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.
Paul is the author of the counter-terrorism book, Eternal Battle Against Evil and the author of a number of ebooks, including: The Cartel, Organizational Resiliency; Against All Odds.
Paul is an alumnus of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is a member of the American Legion and a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Navy League, Lions Club, among other organizations.