Russell Best

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Russell Best
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Nevada, District 4
PartyIndependent American Party
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
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Russell Best is a 2014 Independent American Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Nevada.[1]

Best was previously a 2012 Independent American Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Nevada. Best was defeated by Republican incumbent Mark Amodei on November 6, 2012.[2]


Best was born in Texas and joined the Navy as a storekeeper. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons. After graduating from Moorepark College, he worked for several companies, including Gulf Oil, Taco Bell and Meritor Mortgage. He is currently the owner and operator of an independent mortgage company in northern Nevada.[3]



See also: Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Best is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 4th District. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Nevada's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Best ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 2nd District. Best ran on the Independent American Party ticket.

U.S. House, Nevada District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Samuel Koepnick 36.2% 102,019
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Amodei Incumbent 57.6% 162,213
     Independent Michael L. Haines 4% 11,166
     Independent American Party of Nevada Russel Best 2.1% 6,051
Total Votes 281,449
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

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Breakdown of the source of Best's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Best was defeated by Mark Amodei in 2012. During that election cycle, Best's campaign committee raised a total of $7,617 and spent $7,617.[4]

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