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Herb Russell

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Herb Russell
Herb Font-Russell.jpg
Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland 5-3
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Herb Russell is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland 5-3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Russell attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington and the State University of New York. Russell is a board member of the Vermont Rail Action Network and the Rutland Representative for the Petition to Save the Ethan Allen. He is currently a pharmaceutical technician at Walgreens. He previously worked in telemarketing, guest services, and customer service, but spent the bulk of his career as a flight attendant for American Airlines. He

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Russell served on these committees:


Campaign themes


On his website, Russell promises to "work toward a thriving downtown and jobs for our community."[1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Russell won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3. Russell was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated John Mattison, Jr. (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Russell Incumbent 65.9% 757
     Republican John Mattison, Jr. 34.1% 392
Total Votes 1,149


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herb Russell ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 5-3 in 2010. He ran against Daniel White in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He was opposed by Carl Haas (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election. According to unofficial results Russell won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herb Russell (D) 454
Carl Haas (R) 437

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Russell first won election to the House, he collected $1,670 in donations.[5]

His contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic Unitemized Contributions $1,420
Andrea Berest and Triana Font $250


Russell is divorced from Roberto Font; they took the surname Font-Russell during their marriage.[6][7]

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