C. Ray Russell

C. Ray Russell DEMDemocrat

American politician

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C. Ray RussellDEMDemocrat American politician
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Carl "Ray" Russell (born March 22, 1957) is an American politician, professor, self-taught meteorologist. Russell is a current member of the Watauga County commission, and former member of the North Carolina General Assembly, who represented the State's 93rd House district (comprising Watauga and Ashe Counties) from 2019 until 2021. He taught at Appalachian State University from 1991 until 2021, first in the Mathematics department and later in the Computer Science department.Self-taught in meteorology, Russell founded the popular regional weather website, Ray's Weather Center (RaysWeather.com). In 2016, Russell ran the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway to raise money for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Freed-Hardeman University,
Bachelor's Bible
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's Mathematics/Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD Computer Science
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2019 - 2021
2000 - Current
Computer Science, Appalachian State University
1991 - Current
Commercial Cockpit Design, NASA
Former Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Former Professor
Freed-Hardeman University
Blue Ridge Parkway Association Board
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Former Campaign Chair
High County United Way
Middle Fork Greenway Task Force
ZAP Fitness Board
Former Member
Elections and Ethics Law Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Pensions and Retirement and Aging, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations, Transportation, North Carolina State House of Representatives