Paschal wins GOP runoff in HD 73

Paschal wins GOP runoff in HD 73

U.S. Army veteran Kenneth Paschal appears to have won Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff in House District 73.

Paschal received 1,476 votes, about 51%, defeating Leigh Hulsey, according to unofficial results on the Alabama Secretary of State’s website.

“The Republican Party was incredibly blessed to have two outstanding, Conservative candidates vying for this position,”  Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl said in a written statement. “Only one can be our nominee, but we want to thank both candidates for their willingness to serve. We look forward to working with Kenneth Paschal as we move toward the general election. He will be a great addition to our Republican Caucus in the legislature, fighting for the issues that matter most to the people of Alabama.”

Paschal now faces Democrat Sheridan Black in July.

State House District 73 in Shelby County includes portions of Alabaster, Calera, Chelsea, Helena, Montevallo, Pelham and unincorporated Brantleyville.

The district was previously represented by Republican Matt Fridy, who is now serving as judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.