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Russell Fairchild

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Russell Fairchild
Pennsylvania State House District 85
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Russell Fairchild (b. February 19, 1947) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 85.

Fairchild earned his AS in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, in 1967. He then served in the United States Army as an Infantry Platoon Leader from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 to 1988, he was President of a construction business.

In 1989, Fairchild joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He served in that position until 2010, representing the 85th District.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Fairchild served on the following committees:



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fairchild did not seek re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Fairchild won re-election to the 84th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 17,173 votes, defeating Democrat Stephen Connolley (7,204).[1]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes Percent
Russ Fairchild (R) Green check mark transparent.png 17,173 70.5%
Stephen J. Connolley (D) 7,204 29.6%


Fairchild has a wife, Carol.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 85
Succeeded by
Fred Keller (R)