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Republican Kenneth Paschal announces run for full-term

The Republican primary is scheduled for May 24.

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

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal announced today that he will run for a full term to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2022. Paschal was elected earlier this year to finish the remaining term of former state Rep. Matt Fridy.

“I want to again thank the voters of Shelby County for the trust they placed in me during the three special elections. I’ve only represented District 73 for the past three months, but I’ve met so many great people and it has only reinforced my commitment to public service,” Paschal said. “Today, I’m officially announcing that I will be running for a full term in 2022. As I’ve said all along, I’m running for God and country. That hasn’t changed. We need strong conservatives in Montgomery who will stand up for what we believe.”

In the House, Paschal was appointed to serve on the following committees by the speaker: Constitution, Campaigns, and Election; and Military and Veterans’ Affairs.

Paschal grew up in the small town of Eclectic, Alabama, served 21 years in the Army before retiring in 2006 and moving to Shelby County.

He is a past commander of the American Legion and a member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Paschal is also a member of the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee and was recently appointed by the Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl as the state GOP Minority Outreach Coordinator.

Paschal also volunteers his time with several pro-family organizations including the Alabama Family Rights Association where he advocates to protect families from excessive government interference and to protect children and families from abuse. He has attended First Baptist Church in Pelham since 2008.

The Republican primary is scheduled for May 24.

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Currently, House District 73 includes portions of Alabaster, Calera, Chelsea, Helena, Montevallo, Pelham and unincorporated Brantleyville.

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