Kenneth M. Russell, vice president of the South Hall Republican Club, recently announced his candidacy to represent the new state House District 103.
Russell is a retired special agent with the FBI and also worked as a contract investigator serving the FBI, U.S. State Department and U.S. Defense Investigative Agency and before that served with the U.S. Navy.
“I feel I am well positioned because of my education and unique lifetime experiences and service to our country and community,” Russell said. “Moreover, I am fully retired (as will be my wife) and able to devote full time to the yearlong demands of representative of the 103(rd) District.”
The Flowery Branch resident retired in 2003 and since 2010 has been volunteering with the Spout Springs Library Farmers Market, which he co-founded.
He listed education, economic development and water and energy as issues he is especially concerned about.
“My core principles of government are small and effective government, low taxation and increased personal responsibility,” he said.
Russell joins Timothy Barr of North Gwinnett in the race for the open seat.
The district includes the southernmost part of Hall County and a small section of northeastern Gwinnett County.