|Running for U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5|
|Date of primary||August 26, 2014|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Oklahoma State Senate District 45|
|Elections and appointments|
|Bachelor's||Ouachita Baptist University, 1985|
|Master's||Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 1998|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||21|
|Profession||Retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army|
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.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Russell served on these committees:
- Natural Resources and Regulatory Services (Appropriations) Subcommittee
- Business and Labor
- Public Safety and Homeland Security, Vice Chair
- Retirements and Insurance
- Veterans and Military Affairs
Russell is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 5th District. 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.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
- See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012
Russell did not run for re-election in 2012.
Below are Russell's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|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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- United States House of Representatives
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- Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District
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- Oklahoma Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008
|Oklahoma State Senate District 45
| Succeeded by|
Kyle D. Loveless (R)