Paul and I have been friends since the 80’s when we were both in college. Some of my favorite memories from those days are of the massive Coyne family Christmas parties. Paul, his parents and his siblings opened their house to everyone they knew. It was crowded and warm and the very definition of holiday spirit. Family values are of the utmost importance to Paul. His dedication to his beliefs grows stronger as he prepares to send his own children out into the world. He is intelligent, hardworking and sensible. His opinions are thoughtful and passionate. It only makes sense that he would enter public service to do his part to help build a stronger America. I know that he’s ready to roll up his sleeves and that we can trust him to represent us fairly as the 24th District’s next Congressman.
I’ve known Paul as a friend since grade school. Paul’s community involvement started early via Boy Scouts, St. Raphael church, and volunteer organizations. Paul was recognized with a prestigious appointment to West Point and later pursued an academic curriculum in political science. Paul is a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, has a grass-roots perspective on the voice of the community, and has the passion to make a difference.
Having known Paul Coyne first as a business associate and now as a friend, I can tell you that he is always true to his beliefs and will follow through with his convictions. Paul leads with honesty, integrity and simplicity. Paul is, as in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “someone who will inspire us the be what we could be!”.
Randy Smith, Attorney at Law
I am so proud and grateful that someone of Paul Coyne’s character and honesty is interested in joining the U.S. congress! We so desperately need energetic, caring and capable people like Paul. I have known Paul for over 25 years and can guarantee he will fight for you with the limitless energy of a bull; and, at the same time, I know he has the heart of a saint. Personally, I would feel much more secure if Paul were my congressman.
I have known Paul Coyne for nearly 35 years, and have seen him grow in our community; from his days as a Goleta student and Eagle Scout, his service in the military, graduate studies at UCSB, businessman and resident of the North County, and current candidate for Congress. Paul believes that a sound America is built on hard work, and that helping others is part of being an American. I know him to be open-minded, fair, and able to work with people with opposing views – just the traits we need to help bridge the partisan divide which hinders government today. I trust his broad judgment and leadership, and know he would make an excellent 24th District Representative.
Matthew S. Hewett
Paul and I started at Union Bank around the same time. At our first branch manager meeting, I knew instantly that I liked Paul. The questions and concerns he brought up to our boss were spot on and down to the core. Unlike most of us that want to ask questions but don’t, Paul asked those tough questions and did it in a way that was compelling and informative for all of us. Paul is an easy going guy who is readily accessible and always ready to offer advice or help. Over the year, I have watched Paul and his team excel in all facets of the Bank through Paul’s leadership and hands on approach. I am proud that I have had the opportunity to get to know Paul and learn from a man with such a wide and diverse amount of knowledge. I am proud to call Paul Coyne my friend.
Matthew S. Hewett
Vice President / Manager