By Brandon Moseley

State Representative Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) announced that he will run for a full term to the Alabama House of Representatives in the 2022 election. Paschal was recently elected to the seat in a special election.

“I want to again thank the voters of Shelby County for the trust they placed in me during the three special elections,” Paschal said in a statement. “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. 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.”

House District 73 became vacant earlier this year when then-incumbent Matt Fridy was elevated to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

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

Kenneth Paschal grew up in the small town of Eclectic, Alabama. He 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 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 been a member of First Baptist Church in Pelham since 2008.

House District 73, like the rest of Alabama’s legislative districts, will have to be reapportioned and redistricted prior to the 2022 election.

The Republican primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022.