The Alabama Farmers Federation announced Tuesday that it is approving 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 United States Army, obtaining the rank of first sergeant. He received two associate’s degrees from Pierce College.
“I am proud to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation and look forward to serving them and all of the other citizens of House District 73 of the Alabama Legislature,” Paschal said.
The Alabama Forestry Association has also previously endorsed Republican Kenneth Paschal.
“We are proud to support Kenneth Paschal for the 73 house district,” said AFA President Chris Isaacson. “He has served our country honorably for over two decades and we are confident 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 upholding the U.S. Constitution, economic development, limited government, and child protection. He also strongly supports private property rights and low taxes.
“I am very grateful to have received the approval from ForestPAC,” Paschal said. “Forestry is a very important industry in Alabama. It employs thousands of people across Alabama, many of them in Shelby County. I appreciate the support of ForestPAC.
House District 73 covers parts of Albaster, Helena, Montevallo and Pelham.
Paschal is a former American Legion Post Commander, volunteered with the Alabama Family Rights Association, was the 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 in Pelham.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with over 350,000 members. It uses a true grassroots approach to selecting candidates, building on FarmPAC approvals from the Federation of County Councils for local elections.
Paschal will face Democrat Sheridan Black in the July 13 special election. The 73-house district is in Shelby County. The winner will complete the remainder of Fridy’s term and will be re-elected in 2022. The 73 house district was released when Rep. Matt Fridy was elevated to the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals by Alabama voters. .