Herb Russell

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Herb Russell
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Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Herbert A. Russell is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland 5-3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Russell attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington and the State University of New York. Russell is a board member of the Vermont Rail Action Network and the Rutland Representative for the Petition to Save the Ethan Allen. He is currently a pharmaceutical technician at Walgreens. He previously worked in telemarketing, guest services, and customer service, but spent the bulk of his career as a flight attendant for American Airlines. He

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Russell served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his website, Russell promises to "work toward a thriving downtown and jobs for our community."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Herb Russell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Mattison was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2] Russell defeated Mattison in the general election.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-3 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Russell Incumbent 55.4% 371
     Republican John E. Mattison, Jr. 44.6% 299
Total Votes 670

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Russell won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3. Russell was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated John Mattison, Jr. (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Russell Incumbent 65.9% 757
     Republican John Mattison, Jr. 34.1% 392
Total Votes 1,149

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herb Russell ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3 in 2010. He ran against Daniel White in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He was opposed by Carl Haas (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election. According to unofficial results Russell won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herb Russell (D) 454
Carl Haas (R) 437

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Russell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Russell raised a total of $7,450 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[5]

Herb Russell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3 Won $5,780
2010 Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3 Won $1,670
Grand Total Raised $7,450

2012

Russell won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Russell raised a total of $5,780.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herb Russell's campaign in 2012
Rutland County Democratic Cmte$300
Rosser, Stephen J$250
Smalley, Ernest N$250
Khan, Lee$250
Unreadable$200
Total Raised in 2012$5,780
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, when Russell first won election to the House, he collected $1,670 in donations.[6]

His contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic Unitemized Contributions $1,420
Andrea Berest and Triana Font $250

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

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2011-2012

In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

  • Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
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Voting record

2011-2012

The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[7] Here's how Russell voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
N N N Y Y N N Y N

Personal

Russell is divorced from Roberto Font; they took the surname Font-Russell during their marriage.[8][9]

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