Russell L. Ott

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Russell L. Ott
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93
In office
October 29, 2013-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedOctober 29, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Russell L. Ott is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on October 29, 2013.[1]

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ott served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Secretary



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Russell L. Ott ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: South Carolina state legislative special elections, 2013

Ott won election in a special election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 93. The seat was vacant following Rep. Harry Ott, Jr.'s (D) resignation to work as the state director for the Farm Service Agency in the federal government. Ott defeated Charles H. Stoudemire Jr. (R) in the special election, which took place on October 29.[5][1][6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRussell L. Ott 66.3% 1,859
     Republican Charles H. Stoudemire Jr. 33.7% 944
Total Votes 2,803


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The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Ott, Jr. (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 93
October 2013-Present
Succeeded by