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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
Herbert A. 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

Comprehensive donor information for Russell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Russell raised a total of $7,450 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[5]

Herb Russell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3 Won $5,780
2010 Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3 Won $1,670
Grand Total Raised $7,450


Russell won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Russell raised a total of $5,780.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herb Russell's campaign in 2012
Rutland County Democratic Cmte$300
Rosser, Stephen J$250
Smalley, Ernest N$250
Khan, Lee$250
Total Raised in 2012$5,780
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Russell first won election to the House, he collected $1,670 in donations.[6]

His contributors in 2010 were:

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

Voting record


The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[7] Here's how Russell voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate


Russell is divorced from Roberto Font; they took the surname Font-Russell during their marriage.[8][9]

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