Terry Shabel announces candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 1

Terry Shabel (contributed)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Terry Shabel on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Good Hope City Council, place 1. The Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

Below is Shabel’s announcement:

Terry Shabel has announced his is running for Good Hope City Council, place 1. He was appointed to place 1 Oct. 23, 2019.

Shabel graduated from Good Hope High School in 1975 and attended Wallace State Vocational College. He is married to Cindy Ham Keller Shabel. He is the son of the late James W. Shabel and Gussie Shabel. He hopes to carry on the Shabel tradition of supporting the Good Hope community.

He is employed at Pepsi Cola and has worked there for 46 years, currently serving as general manager. Shabel’s job includes daily operations of the Cullman plant that include overseeing financial operations, all supervisors, drivers and warehouse.

He proudly serves in the Cullman Rotary and is a Paul Harris Fellow and three-year member. Rotary is a group of Cullman business professionals who meet weekly and have guest speakers who give educational talks. But our main focus is raising money to end polio worldwide. He is also a servant of the First United Methodist Church of Cullman Food Ministry, which each year raises more than $10,000 for Cullman Caring for Kids with the Empty Bowls Chili Supper.

Some of the involvement with the Council since joining:

  • First Halloween Costume Contest and giving out treats and prizes
  • Rezoning McCray Property to commercial property for Gibbs Nursery
  • Serving Thanksgiving meals to over 1,000 local folks; Pepsi donated the drinks
  • Council agreement with Silva Contracting providing help with cul de sac paving on new subdivision.
  • Christmas in the Park with food and fun, and being in the Christmas parade
  • Pledging money to help with a stop light on 69 at the National Gard armory intersection, making 69 a safer and easier commute for Good Hope residents.


“I ask for your prayers and support from the citizens of Good Hope on August the 25th so I may continue to make Good Hope a better place to live and prosper in the future,” said Shabel. “I have really enjoyed serving on the (city) council and think we have the very best council in Cullman. I would love to continue in this endeavor. God bless.”

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Wendy Sack