|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|High school||Amite High School|
|Bachelor's||Southeastern Louisiana University|
|Profession||Real estate broker|
- 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.
Russell ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. 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. He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013|
|Republican||Phillip "Blake" Weatherly||0.5%||517|
|Libertarian||Henry Herford, Jr.||0.9%||886|
|Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State|
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- KATC, "14 candidates in 5th District congressional race," accessed August 22, 2013
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "U. S. Representative -- 5th Congressional District," accessed October 19, 2013
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- Nola.com, "Rodney Alexander to join Jindal administration, departure from Congress will trigger special election," accessed August 8, 2013