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Farmers Federation endorses Kenneth Paschal for House District 73

House District 73 covers portions of Alabaster, Helena, Montevallo and Pelham.

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

The Alabama Farmers Federation on Tuesday announced that it is endorsing Kenneth Paschal for the Alabama House District 73 general election on July 13.

“Kenneth is a conservative who worked hard to win the Republican nomination,” said John DeLoach, president of the Shelby County Farmers Federation. “He worked on his grandparents’ farm when he was growing up, so he knows the challenges farmers face and will represent us well in Montgomery.”

Paschal served 21 years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of First Sergeant. He has earned two associate degrees from Pierce College.

“I am proud to have the Alabama Farmers Federation endorsement and look forward to serving them and all the other citizens of House District 73 in the Alabama Legislature,” Paschal said.

The Alabama Forestry Association previously also endorsed Republican Kenneth Paschal.

“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.

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“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.”

House District 73 covers portions of Alabaster, Helena, Montevallo and Pelham.

Paschal is a Past Post Commander of the American Legion, has volunteered with the Alabama Family Rights Association, was founder of Bridge the Gap and was state director of Bubbles of Love. He is a member of the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

Paschal lives in Pelham and attends First Baptist Church of Pelham.

The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 350,000 members. It uses a true grassroots approach to select candidates, relying on FarmPAC endorsements from county Federation boards for local elections.

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.

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

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