|Wyoming Public Service Commission|
|November 1, 2012 - Present|
|March 1, 2017|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Gov. Matt Mead|
|Master's||University of Northern Colorado|
|J.D.||University of Wyoming|
|Service/branch||US Air Force|
|Years of service||1975 – 1998|
An attorney by trade, Russell served as an Air Force Officer specializing in space and missile operations from 1975 to 1998. He was as an Assistant Attorney General in Wyoming from 2001 until he joined the WPSC in 2012.
- Bachelor's degree, Allentown College, Pennsylvania
- Master's degree, University of Northern Colorado
- J.D., University of Wyoming
Wyoming Public Service Commission (2012-present)
Russell was appointed to the Wyoming Public Service Commission by Gov. Matt Mead in October 2012. The state Senate initially rejected the nomination on February 26, 2013, but reconsidered, approving of Russell the next day. Sen. Cale Case (R) had called for the chamber to reject Russell, as well as Kara Brighton, on the grounds that they are both attorneys and only attorneys have been named to the commission since 2005.
Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 3.6 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 5.8 in 2010, trailing the national average of 87.4. Wyoming experienced a 2.8 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, exceeding a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.
Wyoming fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Wyoming residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wyoming was $57,406 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 10.9 percent poverty rate in Wyoming during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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- Billings Gazette, "Governor Mead appoints PSC member" accessed October 18, 2012
- Wyoming Public Service Commission, " Commissioners," accessed March 12, 2013
- Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming Senate OKs Gov. Mead's appointments to Public Service Commission," February 27, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "QuickFacts Beta," accessed April 3, 2015
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Wyoming Election Results," accessed April 3, 2015
- The American Presidency Project, "Presidential Elections Data," accessed April 3, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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