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Russell Stilwell

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Russell Stilwell
Indiana House of Representatives District 74
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Russell Stilwell (b. March 3, 1948) was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 74th District from 1996-2010. He was the Majority Floor Leader and Democratic Campaign Chair.

Stilwell works as Political Field Director for the United Mine Workers Association from 1981-2005, was a Corporal in the United States Army Infantry from 1968-1969, and was a coal miner.

He is a Board Member of the AFL-CIO Indiana, American Legion, Elks, Farm Bureau, Moose, Red Cross Board, Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Mine Workers of America, and the Methodist Church.[1]

Committee assignments




See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stilwell his re-election bid to Republican candidate Sue Ellspermann by a margin of 11,242 to 10,362.[2] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Stilwell ran unopposed and received 5,677 votes.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Russell Stilwell won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 74 receiving 17,542 votes, ahead of Republican William Eugene Marcrum who received 10,126 votes.[4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 74 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Stilwell (D) 17,542
William Eugene Marcrum (R) 10,126

Campaign donors


In 2008, Stilwell collected $317,897 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $22,783
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $16,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $14,100
Indiana Beverage Alliance $11,000
Indiana State Teachers Association $10,000
Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters $9,500
Boilermakers Local 374 $9,000
Steelworkers Local 104 $7,300
Indiana Motor Truck Association $7,000
United Coal Miners $7,000
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $6,000
Indiana Multi-Family Housing $5,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $5,000
Indiana Bankers Association $4,750
Indiana Hospital Association $4,250
AT&T $4,100
Food & Commercial Workers Local 700 $4,000
Indiana State Auto Workers $4,000
Indiana Coal Council $4,000
Build Indiana Council $3,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 74
Succeeded by
Sue Ellspermann