|New Jersey General Assembly, District 2|
|Mayor of Longport|
|Bachelor's||John Caroll University|
|Master's||Seton Hall University|
|Other||Nova Southeastern University|
Russo earned his B.A. from John Caroll University, his Master's in Education from Seton Hall University and his Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 1997. His professional experience includes working as a Professor at the University of Phoenix teaching Criminal Justice and as a Former Educator for Atlantic Cape Community College. He currently serves as Mayor of the City of Longport.
- Helping our region recover from Hurricane Sandy.
- Rebuilding and diversifying our regional economy and relief for our taxpayers from onerous property taxes.
Russo ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Russo was bracketed with Vincent Mazzeo. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He was defeated by Vincent Mazzeo (D) and incumbent Chris Brown (R) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013. 
In 2013, Russo’s endorsements included the following: 
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
Russo has three children.
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- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Bio from Project Vote Smart
- Nick Russo Facebook page
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 15, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Nick Russo
- PolitickerNJ.com "Dems Russo and Mazzeo aim to complement Whelan on LD2 legislative ticket", Accessed March 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013