BCA’22 Speakers

Rep. Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer was elected to the 114th Congress in 2014, having never served in office before. Currently Congressman Palmer serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Republican Study and Steering Committees. Congressman Palmer attended the University of Alabama and was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. In addition, he was a walk-on member of the football team under legendary football coach Bear Bryant. After graduating, he worked in the private sector for 12 years, including nine with two major engineering construction companies before becoming involved with Focus on the Family. This lead him to start the Alabama Family Alliance, which later became the Alabama Policy Institute, where he served as President for 24 years.