|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3|
|2011 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Russell attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington and the State University of New York. Russell is a board member of the Vermont Rail Action Network and the Rutland Representative for the Petition to Save the Ethan Allen. He is currently a pharmaceutical technician at Walgreens. He previously worked in telemarketing, guest services, and customer service, but spent the bulk of his career as a flight attendant for American Airlines. He
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Russell served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
On his website, Russell promises to "work toward a thriving downtown and jobs for our community."
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Herb Russell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Mattison was unopposed in the Republican primary. Russell defeated Mattison in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-3 District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Herb Russell Incumbent||55.4%||371|
|Republican||John E. Mattison, Jr.||44.6%||299|
Russell won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3. Russell was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated John Mattison, Jr. (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Herb Russell Incumbent||65.9%||757|
|Republican||John Mattison, Jr.||34.1%||392|
Herb Russell ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3 in 2010. He ran against Daniel White in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He was opposed by Carl Haas (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election. According to unofficial results Russell won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 General Election (2010)|
|Herb Russell (D)||454|
|Carl Haas (R)||437|
Comprehensive donor information for Russell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Russell raised a total of $7,450 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Herb Russell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3||$5,780|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3||$1,670|
|Grand Total Raised||$7,450|
2012Russell won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Russell raised a total of $5,780.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Herb Russell's campaign in 2012|
|Rutland County Democratic Cmte||$300|
|Rosser, Stephen J||$250|
|Smalley, Ernest N||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,780|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Russell first won election to the House, he collected $1,670 in donations.
His contributors in 2010 were:
|Democratic Unitemized Contributions||$1,420|
|Andrea Berest and Triana Font||$250|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute. Here's how Russell voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|Health Provider Tax||Green Mountain Care||Education Taxation||Green Mountain Care||Property Rate Tax||Health Exchange||Green Mountain Care||Renewable Portfolio||CVPS Rebate|
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biographies of Vermont State Representatives and Senators
- Vermont State House Directory
- Herb Russell for House, "Home page," accessed October 27, 2012
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Font-Russell, Herb," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Biographical Sketches of State Officers and Members of the General Assembly of 2011-2012," accessed September 22, 2012
- Facebook, "Russell's profile," accessed September 22, 2012