Friends,

I'm running this race because I care about our chances to earn a living and have real economic opportunity.

It's a David v. Goliath effort against a political machine that has held power in the region for half a century (more on that in my video: https://youtu.be/1JfQhjHWtYg)

This monopoly has hand-picked candidates to serve its own interest at the expense of voters in the 68th who are dealing with real problems like plant closings, wage stagnation, and opiate addiction.

So we're fighting it.

We've knocked on 15,000 doors so far, leaving a hand written note for every person that's not home. That's enough personal contact to swing this election if we can reinforce our story.

Your donation will help buy a direct mail piece, plus thousands of phone calls to share our message with undecided voters. It's our last chance to win.

Please help us get there!


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    “John Russell's extraordinary commitment to a fairer and just society separates his candidacy from the traditional campaign. He is a candidate drawn from and dedicated to farmers, hard-workers and those who believe that we must bring out the best in each other. By donating, you will ensure that John's message of government for and by all people reaches his constituents directly before election day. I am proud to endorse John Russell, his candidacy and his goals and I hope you will join me too.”

  • endorsed

    “I've known John since he arrived at Cornell as a freshman and I could sense then his enthusiasm was infectious. He is exactly the plain spoken, practical politician our country needs during these complicated times. I WISH I could vote for someone with integrity in NY like John.”

  • endorsed

    “John has the energy and the integrity to make a difference for us all!”

  • endorsed

    “John is different from most candidates that run for public office. Speaking directly with him makes you feel like you’re both cut from the same cloth. He works hard to make a living, and he cares very deeply about his family, his friends, and all of the voters he has tried to personally contact over the past year. He loves Ohio, and he’s exactly the kind of person that should be tasked with representing other Ohioans.”

  • endorsed

    “John is the kind of young enthusiastic person we need in Ohio and the nation running the government.”

  • endorsed

    “John Russell is a great guy, a hard worker, and is passionate for improving his community. I'm confident he will accomplish great things.”

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  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “John Russell's extraordinary commitment to a fairer and just society separates his candidacy from the traditional campaign. He is a candidate drawn from and dedicated to farmers, hard-workers and those who believe that we must bring out the best in each other. By donating, you will ensure that John's message of government for and by all people reaches his constituents directly before election day. I am proud to endorse John Russell, his candidacy and his goals and I hope you will join me too.”

  • endorsed

    “I've known John since he arrived at Cornell as a freshman and I could sense then his enthusiasm was infectious. He is exactly the plain spoken, practical politician our country needs during these complicated times. I WISH I could vote for someone with integrity in NY like John.”

  • endorsed

    “John has the energy and the integrity to make a difference for us all!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “John is different from most candidates that run for public office. Speaking directly with him makes you feel like you’re both cut from the same cloth. He works hard to make a living, and he cares very deeply about his family, his friends, and all of the voters he has tried to personally contact over the past year. He loves Ohio, and he’s exactly the kind of person that should be tasked with representing other Ohioans.”

  • endorsed

    “John is the kind of young enthusiastic person we need in Ohio and the nation running the government.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “John Russell is a great guy, a hard worker, and is passionate for improving his community. I'm confident he will accomplish great things.”