Paul Hinman is a small business entrepreneur from Alberta, Canada. He is also a provincial politician and served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2004 to 2008. He represented the electoral district of Cardston-Taber-Warner. He also served from 2010 to 2012 representing Calgary-Glenmore. He is a former leader of the Wildrose Alliance.
Hinman became active politically when he worked for the Reform Party of Canada. He served on policy and election committees. Later, he served in various positions in the Conservative Party of Canada. He serves as a board member for the federal Conservative Party of Canada in the electoral district of Lethbridge. He was the southern regional director for the Alberta First Party. He served as vice-president of policy for the Alberta Alliance Party from its founding convention on February 14, 2002, until he became deputy leader on January 8, 2005.
In September 2017, it was announced that Hinman would run for leader of the new United Conservative Party. He later dropped out due to the inability to raise the required $95,000 entry fee.
Hinman was born in 1959 in Edmonton and grew up in Calgary. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.