Retired First Sergeant Kenneth Paschal is a candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives District 73 Special Election Republican Primary on March 30, 2021. Paschal is a father and Christian who has lived in Shelby County for 14 years where he is an active member of First Baptist Church of Pelham.
“After 21 years of service for my country in the United States Army and 11 years of service in my state,” he says, “I wish to extend my tour of duty as an elected official where I can best serve my community.” Since retiring from the service with 11 awards and distinctions including the Meritorious Service and Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, he was appointed Government Affairs Director and the President of The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA). He spent the last 11 years working side by side with two governors, Alabama Legislators, and experts around the country to formulate legislation impacting family law and the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children without government interference.Paschal is also the Immediate Post Commander for The American Legion Post 555 and a member of The Shelby County Chamber.
Why is Paschal running for office now? “The Lord has been preparing me for something bigger,” says Paschal. The District 73 seat became vacant when Matt Fridy was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Paschal believes he can step into the role and continue defending conservative values while bringing a unique leadership style. “My commitment is to God and country and I will not waiver from that,” Paschal says, adding, “My obligation to God is to serve and love all people.” Paschal decided to run for office now because of the turbulent times America has recently faced. He sees the need for leadership and someone to bridge the gap and he pledges to do that if elected. “We need to have conversations because once you have a conversation and create an environment for that, you’d be amazed how much we have in common.”
Paschal says his military and legislative experience along with state-wide community leadership abilities will be instrumental in “… navigating the turbulence we are currently experiencing in our government bodies.” His priority is to ensure the inalienable rights of citizens. “I have intrinsic knowledge of the legislative process,” he states, “and have working relationships with most of our elected officials. I’m prepared to jump in and start doing the job if elected as your Alabama State House of Representatives District 73.” To learn more about Paschal, visit www.KennethPaschal.com. †