Weldon Russell

Weldon Russell DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Weldon RussellDEMDemocrat American politician
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Robert Weldon Russell III, known as Weldon Russell (born 1946), is a Democrat and former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who served from District 72 between 1984 and 1988 during the third administration of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards. One of fourteen candidates in Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election held on October 19, 2013, Russell finished in eighth place with 2,554 votes (2 percent). He led only in his own Tangipahoa Parish and adjoining St. Helena.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Tulane University
Southeastern Louisiana University
BA Economics
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee
1980 - 1988
Louisiana State House of Representatives
1984 - 1988
Amite City Councilman
1974 - 1983
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Board Member
Tangipahoa Parish United Way
Board Member
Boy Scouts of America SME
Board Member
North Tangipahoa Head Start
Board Member
Tangipahoa Parish Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
Amite Kiwanis Club
Delta Tau Delta Alumnus Tulane
Tangipahoa Forestry Association
Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association.
Vice President
Mater Dolorosa School Board