In July 2013, Kendall Scudder 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.
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, and 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, Student Organization Board, and the SHSU Dining Committee.
Over the past few years, Kendall has worked diligently to make sure students’ voices are heard in the City Council chambers--leading the charge for stronger student representation during the redistricting process, pushing for investments in sidewalks and bike paths, and fighting to eliminate excessive tax burdens that causes student rental rates to skyrocket.
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, and is a graduate of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute, Class 30.