Steve Russell

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Steve Russell
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5
Date of primaryAugust 26, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Oklahoma State Senate District 45
In office
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOuachita Baptist University, 1985
Master'sCommand and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 1998
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service21
ProfessionRetired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army
Office website
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Steve Russell is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma.[1] Russell and Commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas were the highest vote recipients in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014. They will head to the runoff election on August 26, 2014.[2]

Russell was a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing the 45th District from 2008-2012.

Russell received a B.A. in public speaking from Ouachita Baptist University in 1985. He also earned his M.A. in military history from the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 1998. Prior to serving as a state senator, Russell served in the United States Army as a lieutenant colonel for 21 years. Russell is highly decorated, having received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Valorous Unit Award and also holds the coveted Airborne and Ranger qualifications.

Committee assignments

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Russell served on these committees:





See also: Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Russell is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 5th District.[1] Russell and Patrice Douglas were the highest vote recipients in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014. They defeated Harvey Sparks, state Rep. Mike Turner, state Sen. Clark Jolley and Shane Jett. Russell and Douglas will head to the runoff election on August 26, 2014.[2]The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Steve Russell 26.6% 14,597
Patrice Douglas 24.5% 13,440
Clark Jolley 16.8% 9,226
Mike Turner 14.1% 7,757
Shane Jett 12.8% 7,019
Harvey Sparks 5.3% 2,895
Total Votes 54,934
Source: Results via Associated Press


See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Russell did not run for re-election in 2012.


Russell won election to the Oklahoma State Senate, district 45. He raised $173,769 for this campaign, in which he defeated four primary opponents and ran unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

District 45

Russell represented Oklahoma Senate District 45. Senate District 45 includes Oklahoma City, Moore.

Campaign donors

Below are Russell's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:

Contributor 2008 total
Marshall Brackin (Energy & Natural Resources) $5,000
Michael J. Calvey (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) $5,000
J. Larry Nichols (Energy & Natural Resources) $5,000
Ralph L. Harvey (President/Marlin Oil Corporation) $5,000
Greater Oklahoma City Legislative Committee $5,000


Russell is married to his wife, Cindy, and has five children.

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Preceded by
Oklahoma State Senate District 45
Succeeded by
Kyle D. Loveless (R)