John Russell

I’m John Russell. I’m a farmer, a small business owner, and a candidate for State Representative in Ohio’s 68th district in 2016. That’s all of Knox County and the eastern part of Delaware County.

I grew up in a working-class town, Wellsville, OH, on the back 80 acres of my family’s old dairy farm. Over eleven years of 4-H, I took nearly every project that I could to the county fair.

I stayed with agriculture, and graduated from Cornell University with an Agricultural Sciences degree. Today, I put that knowledge to work on my produce operation, Fall Creek Farm, in Galena. When I’m not farming, I run a small business removing tree stumps all over Central Ohio.

I’m entering politics because I think there should be better chances for people to earn money and be financially secure.  As the only Democrat running in a district designed for Republicans, I’m the only candidate who has to earn the trust of both sides to win. And I do plan to earn it. I’ll be there for you in this campaign, and there for you as our representative.