Candidate for re-election, Maine State House of Representatives, District 120
Rep. Diane Russell is serving her second term in the legislature and is a returning member of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. She has been an outspoken progressive voice for working families and the immigrant community.
She was born and raised in western Maine and graduated from Leavitt Area High School. She has a bachelor's degree in media studies from the University of Southern Maine.
A public relations consultant, she also has worked in citizen lobbying, community organizing and public policy work. She is a founding board member of the Opportunity Maine Campaign, a nonprofit organization that used the citizen's initiative process to get legislation passed to make college more affordable for all Mainers. Russell also is a former member of Common Cause Maine.