State Rep. Kenneth Paschal announced on Tuesday that he is seeking to serve a full term in the Alabama House of Representatives for House District 73, Yellowhammer News reported. Paschal is currently serving the remainder of Matt Fridy’s term. Fridy was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in 2020.
He became the first black Republican elected to the legislature since Reconstruction.
Paschal stated, “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.”
“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,” he continued. “We need strong conservatives in Montgomery who will stand up for what we believe.”
Paschal, a U.S. Army Veteran, has served on the Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections Committee and the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl recently appointed him to serve as the state GOP minority outreach coordinator.
House District 73 includes portions of Alabaster, Calera, Chelsea, Helena, Montevallo, Pelham, and unincorporated Brantleyville. The primary election is set to take place on May 24, 2022.