Russ Tierney

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Russ Tierney
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 44
Campaign website
Russ Tierney was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 44 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Tierney's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "More funding for roads and infrastructure"
  • Excerpt: "Practical hands on skills education"
  • Excerpt: "Against raising taxes signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge"
  • Excerpt: "Lawsuit abuse reform - Loser pays tort reform"
  • Excerpt: "NRA member and supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, endorsed by NRA"
  • Excerpt: "End Common Core"
  • Excerpt: "End Obamacare"
  • Excerpt: "End corporate welfare"
  • Excerpt: "End crony capitalism"
  • Excerpt: "Pro Life "Endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan""



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Mark Venie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Runestad defeated Liz Fessler Smith, Dennis Garlick and Russ Tierney in the Republican primary. Runestad defeated Venie in the general election.[3][4][1][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Runestad 67.8% 21,838
     Democratic Mark Venie 32.2% 10,362
Total Votes 32,200
Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Runestad 35.5% 3,804
Liz Fessler Smith 33.2% 3,559
Russ Tierney 23.6% 2,527
Dennis Garlick 7.7% 827
Total Votes 10,717



In 2014, Tierney's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

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