John Russell

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John Russell
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 12
Bachelor'sD'Youville College (1978)
Master'sUniversity of South Florida (2001), Niagara University, State University of New York
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1956
Place of birthBuffalo, New York
ProfessionAcute Care Nurse Practitioner
ReligionRoman Catholic
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John Russell was a 2012 unaffiliated candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of Florida. Russell was the Democratic nominee for U.S. House in Florida, District 5, in 2006 and 2008.[1] He was defeated by Gus Bilirakis on November 6, 2012.[2]



  • 1974-1978: BSN, D'Youville College
  • 1981-1984: MBA in Health Systems Management, Niagara University
  • 1990-1991: State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1997-2001: MS/ARNP (Acute Care Specialty) University of South Florida

Russell is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in hematology/Oncology.[1]



See also: Florida's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Russell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 12th District. Russell sought the nomination on the third-party ticket, with no party affiliation.[3] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Gus Bilirakis on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGus Bilirakis Incumbent 63.5% 209,604
     Democratic Jonathan Michael Snow 32.9% 108,770
     Independent Paul Sidney Elliot 1.5% 4,915
     Independent John Russell 2.1% 6,878
Total Votes 330,167
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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