Paul Housel, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s (R-Haleyville) district director, is set to retire after 25 years of service in the federal government.
In a statement announcing Housel’s retirement, Aderholt praised his longtime district director for his efforts in serving the constituency.
“It is bittersweet that we announce Paul Housel, our district director, will be retiring at the end of this year. Paul has gone above and beyond in serving the constituents of the 4th District for more than two decades,” said Aderholt. “He has helped an untold number of people get their VA benefits, their Social Security benefits, their war medals and so much more.
“It would be impossible to know how many people turned to Paul, and our office, as their last resort, and more times than not, Paul was able to help them through a difficult situation.”
Housel announced Monday his retirement will be effective Dec. 31. Beginning Jan. 2, Housel will work for the Cosby Company, a governmental affairs agency, as its North Alabama operations manager.
According to Aderholt, Housel has played a vital role in supporting local economic development projects.
“Based out of our Jasper office, Paul has been my representative on the ground when Congress was in session, and I could not be at an event, a meeting or big announcement,” he said. “He has many times played a role, and helped lay the groundwork, for projects that led to economic growth and more jobs for people in the 4th District.
“While all of us on my staff will miss Paul, we know he has earned his retirement. And while he is retiring from federal service, he will soon be embarking on a new career to continue to be a servant leader in North Alabama. I wish him, his wife Tricia, and their daughter Lucy, all the best in this new chapter.”
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL