In April of 2012, Kendall Scudder announced his intent to run for Huntsville City Council because of his commonsense approach to problem solving, his proven record of fighting government waste and overall, his love of Huntsville. When elected, Kendall plans to push for investment in Huntsville's infrastructure, encourage economic development, and help channel the ingenuity of Huntsville’s diverse citizenry.
Raised by two TDCJ employees, Kendall Scudder 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 vision of fresh ideas and fiscal conservatism to the council dais.
Serving as the popular Chief of Staff to the Sam Houston State University student body, Kendall led the way on campus issues such as parking, meal plans, and civic engagement, registering over 900 voters during his tenure. He also served as SHSU Election Commissioners Chairman, the 2010 SHSU Homecoming Commissioner, the 2012 Coordinator for Bearkat All Paws In, where involvement tripled and over 3,000 hours of community service were completed in one day. Kendall has been appointed by the President of SHSU to serve on the SHSU Parking Committee, Parking Appeals Committee, and the SHSU Dining Committee.
Kendall resides in Ward 2. He currently serves as the Chairman of the City of Huntsville's Youth Advisory Board, as a senior member of the Student Organization Board, and as a Justice of the Sam Houston State University Student Supreme Court. He is also a recurring contributor for The Houstonian, serves as an ambassador for the Huntsville/Walker County Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute, Class 30.