Paul Strauss

American politician

Paul Eric Strauss[1] (born April 11, 1964[2]) is a shadow senator from the District of Columbia.[3]

Paul Strauss
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United States Shadow Senator
from the District of Columbia
Assumed office
January 3, 1997
Serving with Mike Brown
Preceded byJesse Jackson
Personal details
Paul Eric Strauss

(1964-04-11) April 11, 1964 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kathy Strauss
EducationAmerican University (BA, JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Political careerEdit

As one of the District of Columbia's two Shadow Senators, Strauss lobbies the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of D.C. in their attempt to gain full federal representation,[4] self-determination, and eventually admittance to the Union as the 51st state.[4]


  1. "District of Columbia v. Strauss, Paul Eric: Gerstein Affidavit" (pdf). Superior Court of the District of Columbia. via Washington City Paper. November 6, 2008.
  2. "Voters Guide 2006 Supplement" (PDF). The Washington Informer. September 24, 2006.
  3. "Congressional Delegation (Shadow)". Government of the District of Columbia. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ponder, Meredith (September 27, 2006). "Shadow delegates: Emerging from the dark". The Georgetown Independent.