Kendall Scudder

Kendall is the son of a mental health professional, paramedic, and corrections officer who taught him values like service to others—their dedication to improving themselves and their community lit a fire inside him, pushing him to work hard every day to leave the world a little better than he found it.

As a teenager, Kendall helped support his family working at his local Dairy Queen, juggling both his job and political activism on behalf of his LGBTQ+ family. Kendall received his degree in Political Science at Sam Houston State University before moving to Dallas to work as an affordable housing professional and then for a real estate analytics company, before opening his own land acquisitions firm.

Kendall has served on the City of Dallas’ Civil Service Board, on the legislative committee of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, and as co-chair of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals. He has also dedicated himself to helping elect Democratic candidates across the state, and improved financial transparency and strategic planning within the Texas Democratic Party in his elected role as Vice Chair for Finance (Finance Chairman).

In the height of the pandemic, Kendall also notably filed a criminal complaint with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office against Attorney General Ken Paxton in an effort to protect Dallas County residents’ access to the ballot box amid safety concerns of in-person voting activity.

Kendall is a candidate for his Masters Degree in Political Management at George Washington University, where he is expected to graduate in Fall 2024. He and his wife Carly reside in Junius Heights, where he serves on the board of the Junius Heights Historic District, plays pickleball, and serves as a “Volunteer In Patrol” for the Dallas Police Department.

Kendall is currently running unopposed for the newly created Dallas Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, Position 2. He is expected to take office on July 1, 2024.