In August of 2014, Kendall Scudder, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, announced his intent to run for Huntsville City Council because of his commonsense approach to problem solving, his proven record of fighting for citizen’s rights and against government waste, and overall, his love of Huntsville. When elected, Kendall plans to push for investment in Huntsville's infrastructure, encourage smart economic development, and help channel the ingenuity of Huntsville’s diverse citizenry.
Raised by two TDCJ employees, Kendall was instilled with strong morals, work ethic, and fortitude by his working class, east Texas family. Since moving to Huntsville in 2008, Kendall has developed a firm grasp of Huntsville's issues and endeavors, and will bring a fresh vision and fiscal conservatism to the council dais.
Kendall is the Leasing Manager for the largest student housing community in Huntsville. He recently finished a term as the Chairman of the City of Huntsville's Youth Advisory Board and is a former Justice on the Sam Houston State University Student Supreme Court. He is a recurring contributor for The Houstonian, served as an ambassador for the Huntsville/Walker County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the United Way of the Piney Woods Governance Committee, and is a graduate of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute, Class 30.
Over the past few years, Kendall has worked diligently to make sure citizens’ voices are heard in the City Council chambers--leading the charge to restore open and honest government at city hall, pushing for smart economic development that helps local small businesses and promotes job growth, and fighting against excessive tax burdens passed down by government bureaucrats.