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Weldon Russell

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Weldon Russell
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
High schoolAmite High School
Bachelor'sSoutheastern Louisiana University
ProfessionReal estate broker
Campaign website
Weldon Russell was a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]



  • Amite High School
  • B.A., Economics, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Louisiana Teaching Certificate, Tulane University


Russell has worked as a real estate broker at Weldon Russell Real Estate since 1972.[3]

Russell served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987. He also previously served as the Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman of the City of Amite.[3]



See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Russell ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013.[4] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Riser 32% 33,045
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance McAllister 17.8% 18,386
     Republican Clyde Holloway 10.9% 11,250
     Republican Phillip "Blake" Weatherly 0.5% 517
     Republican Jay Morris 6.9% 7,083
     Democratic Marcus Hunter 3% 3,088
     Democratic Robert Johnson 9.6% 9,971
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 14.8% 15,317
     Democratic Weldon Russell 2.5% 2,554
     Libertarian Henry Herford, Jr. 0.9% 886
     Libertarian S.B.A. Zaitoon 0.1% 129
     Green Eliot Barron 0.5% 492
     Independent Tom Gibbs 0.3% 324
     Independent Peter Williams 0.3% 335
Total Votes 103,377
Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State

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