Russell was born and raised in the Sky Valley. He graduated from Sultan High School. Growing up, Russell spent countless hours volunteering in the community and working on his grandfather's local cattle farm. Russell graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in political science.
Russell has served on the Sultan City Council since 2016. In 2018, he served as Mayor Pro Tem. On Council, Russell prioritizes public safety and improvements to our city streets. Russell also supports increased community involvement and outreach to Sultan residents.
Russell continues to serve the community including volunteering at the annual Sultan Harvest Dinner and sponsoring the Battle of the Badges softball tournament to raise money for local students.