Herb Russell

Herb Russell DEMDemocrat

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Herb RussellDEMDemocrat American politician
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Herbert A. Font-Russell was an American politician from Rutland City, Vermont. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2010, representing the Rutland-5-3 district. He took office on January 5, 2011. In his first term Russell successfully sponsored legislation to tighten copper theft penalties. Successive terms worked on Rutland issues: Saving the Amtrak Ethan Allen working to secure grants while serving on House Transportation Committee to build Western Rail Corridor, New Dorr & Ripley bridges, NEW senior housing in renovated historic Watkins School, sponsored John Deere historic birthplace sign and sponsoring numerous other historic state markers signifying Rutland & Vermont Rail history around the state. He sponsored a resolution for intercity bus service for Rutland, with VTrans bringing back 'Vermont Transit Lines' routes through the Rutland Transit Center. Herb Russell was most proud to sponsor, in his final act before retiring from the Vermont Legislature, the 'Vermont Marriage Equality' state historic marker located between Vermont Statehouse and Supreme Court dedicated on Tuesday October 17, 2017 celebrating Vermont's role as 'first' in the nation! A former flight attendant, Russell spent almost 30 years with American Airlines until retiring in 2004. He joined American in 1976, after spending a year with Allegheny Airlines and two years with Northwest Orient Airlines. He had previously attended two colleges, the State University of New York and the University of Kentucky.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Kentucky
1972 - 1973
State University of New York
1971 - 1972
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Vermont State House of Representatives
2011 - 2017
Pharmaceutical Technician
2010 - Current
Seasonal Telemarketer
Vermont Country Store
2009 - 2010
Guest Services Agent
The Equinox
2008 - 2009
Customer Service
South Jersey Transportation Authority
2005 - 2008
Administrative Assistant to Director
Casino Reinvenstment Development Authority
2004 - 2005
Flight Attendant
American Airlines
1976 - 2004
Cabin Attendant
Northwest Orient Airlines
1974 - 1976
Allegheny Airlines
1972 - 1973
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Board Member
Sustainable Rutland
Board Member
Vermont Rail Action Network
Petition to Save the Ethan Allen, Vermont Rail Action Network, Rutland
Delaware Adult Entertainment Commission
2001 - 2002
Summit for West Virginia's Youth's Future
1998 - 2000
West Virginia Boundary Commission and Medicaid Board
1991 - 1999
Former Member
Transportation Committee, Vermont State House of Representatives
Vermont House Commerce Committee, present