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Representative Ronald Russell
Rep. Russell
  Representing: Orland/ Penobscot/ Verona Island/ Bucksport
District #17

Rep. Ron Russell is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a member of the Labor and Housing Committee.

Rep. Russell and his wife, Jeanne, both grew up in eastern Maine and moved to their farmhouse on Verona Island in 1978. During his 42-year career in business with a large, diversified Maine company, Rep. Russell was proud to lead efforts to give back to the community. One of these initiatives, the company’s “Ice Cream For A Cause,” has raised money for several thousand Maine charities and causes since Rep. Russell helped launch the program in 2012.

Throughout his career and in retirement, Rep. Russell has been an active member of the community, volunteering with Northeast Historic Film, Main Street Bucksport, the Bucksport Community and Economic Development Committee and other local organizations. He has been involved with the Heart of Maine United Way for more than 20 years, including as a member of the board of directors.

Rep. Russell and his wife have four grown children – all graduates of Bucksport High School – and eight grandchildren.

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Rep. Russell is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Department of Labor; wage and hour laws; working conditions, including health and safety; unemployment compensation; workers' compensation; labor relations; collective bargaining; private sector retirement; Workers’ Compensation Board; Maine Labor Relations Board; retirement eligibility and benefits for state and municipal employees, including teachers; judicial and legislative retirement systems; Maine Public Employees Retirement System; insulation; Maine State Housing Authority; landlord-tenant laws; affordable housing; homelessness; housing safety; building codes; public services.

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Contact Me

Thank you for taking time to contact me. You may use the online contact form to reach me.

You can also contact me at my home:

P.O. Box 353
Bucksport, ME 04416
(207) 735-4450

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.