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Forestry Association endorses Kenneth Paschal in House District 73

The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed Republican Kenneth Paschal in the House District 73 special election.

Retired Army First Sgt. and state Rep. Kenneth Paschal.

The Alabama Forestry Association on Monday endorsed Republican Kenneth Paschal in the upcoming special election for House District 73.

“We are proud to endorse Kenneth Paschal for House District 73,” said AFA President Chris Isaacson. “He served our country honorably for more than two decades and we are convinced that he will continue to fight to protect the freedoms we enjoy and will be a strong voice for conservative values in the state legislature.”

Paschal’s platform includes respecting the U.S. Constitution, economic development, limited government and protecting children. He also strongly supports private property rights and low taxes.

“I’m very thankful to receive the endorsement of ForestPAC,” Paschal said. “Forestry is a very important industry in Alabama. It employs thousands of people across Alabama, including many in Shelby County. I appreciate ForestPAC’s support.”

Former Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said of Paschal: “He’s the GOP nominee for AL House seat 73 and willing to serve. It’s a daunting decision to run for office. I just donated to his campaign although I don’t live in his district but his election is important for Alabama. He’s not taking anything for granted in this GOP seat for his July 13 election.”

Paschal is a 21 year Army veteran and has lived in Shelby County for the past 14 years. He is a member of the Shelby County GOP Executive Committee.

Paschal will face Democrat Sheridan Black in the special election on July 13. House District 73 is in Shelby County, The winner will finish the remainder of Fridy’s term and will face re-election in 2022. House District 73 was vacated when Rep. Matt Fridy was elevated to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals by Alabama voters.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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