Dr. Paul R. Hubbert (born December 25, 1935, in Hubbertville, Alabama) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Alabama. Since 1969, he has served as executive secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Education Association, a professional association for teachers. The organization serves many of the functions of a trade union, and is often referred to as such by the news media and political opponents. (State law prevents public employees from being represented by a union per se, hence the designation.) 
In his position as leader of the AEA, Hubbert exerts a great deal of influence on Alabama politics. In 1990, Hubbert ran as the Democratic nominee in the Alabama gubernatorial election, losing to Republican incumbent H. Guy Hunt. Hubbert was formerly a co-chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, and a popular target for criticism from the state's Republican party and leadership. He resigned as co-chair in 2010.
His final average salary when he entered Alabama DROP program was $316,134.00, and as of Mar. 10, 2011, he sits the second highest on DROP recipient balance sheet with $1,374,311.00 for his retirement payment, according to story at www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=14226517 He is closely followed by the University of Alabama Chancellor Malcolm Portera. http://www.wsfa.com/story/14226517/drop-list Unlike other DROP recipients, Paul Hubbert has stated that he and his wife will leave 100 percent of their estate, including DROP funds, to the University of Alabama to fund scholarships. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110312/news/110319889 Paul Hubbert is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama. When he attended it, it was named Florence State Teachers College.
- Philips, Rena Havner (2009-11-20). "AEA chief Paul Hubbert says he'll battle to keep charter schools out of Alabama". The Press-Register.
- Altman, George (2009-10-09). "Bill allowing easier firing of teachers convicted of crimes gets bipartisan support". The Press-Register.
- Yeager, Andrew (2010-03-10). "Charter School Politics". WBHM.
- http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2528 "Thus, AEA is probably one of the leading state education associations in the nation in terms of representing teachers without union representation, which is the case for many states outside the South."
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