John Russell

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John Russell is the Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Florida
John Russell was the Democratic candidate in the 2006 and 2008 congressional elections for the 5th Congressional District (map) of Florida. He is the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge incumbent Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.). On August 26, 2008 he won the Democratic nomination over retired teacher Carol Castagnero and frequent candidate David Werder . [1]


Positions, record and controversies


Russell has a Masters in Nursing and currently works in the critical care field.[2]

2008 elections

Russell is the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[3][4] He won in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

Committees and affiliations


Russell will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Campaign Contact Information

P.O. Box 2163
Dade City, FL 33526-2163
Phone: 352-567-1618
Fax: 352-567-1618

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
  2. Russell for Congress
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 5th Congressional District
  4. Official John Russell for Congress website

External resources

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