|Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland 5-3|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
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
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
On his website, Russell promises to "work toward a thriving downtown and jobs for our community."
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Herb Russell Incumbent||65.9%||757|
|Republican||John Mattison, Jr.||34.1%||392|
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 General Election (2010)|
|Herb Russell (D)||454|
|Carl Haas (R)||437|
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.
|Herb Russell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3||$5,780|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Rutland-5-3||$1,670|
|Grand Total Raised||$7,450|
2012Russell 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|
|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.
His contributors in 2010 were:
|Democratic Unitemized Contributions||$1,420|
|Andrea Berest and Triana Font||$250|
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. 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|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Herb + Russell + Vermont + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biographies of Vermont State Representatives and Senators
- Vermont State House Directory
- Herb Russell for House, home page, retrieved October 27, 2012.
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Font-Russell, Herb," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, Candidate summary, Retrieved July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Biographical Sketches of State Officers and Members of the General Assembly of 2011-2012," retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Facebook, Russell's profile, retrieved September 22, 2012.