- Party: Democratic
- House District: 39
- Mailing Address: 128R North Street, Portland ME 4101
- Phone: (207) 272-9182
- E-mail: Diane.Russell@legislature.maine.gov
- Rep. Russell’s campaign finance report
- Twitter: misswrite
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianeMarieRussell
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Committees of which Rep. Russell is a member:
- LD 5: An Act To Remove the Limit on the Number of Patients a Primary Caregiver May Provide for under the Medical Marijuana Laws
- LD 17: An Act To Restore Programs and Faculty to the University of Maine System
- LD 18: Resolve, To Review and Audit the University of Maine System’s Finances and Governance Practices
- LD 21: An Act To Amend the Medical Marijuana Laws
- LD 23: An Act To Remove from the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act the Requirement That a Patient’s Medical Condition Be Debilitating
- LD 24: An Act To Create a Public State Bank
- LD 25: An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses
- LD 33: An Act To Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act, Improve Disclosure and Make Other Changes to the Campaign Finance Laws
- LD 144: An Act To Protect the Privacy of Consumers Who Use Credit Cards for Online Purchases of Products
- LD 145: An Act To Amend the Verification and Certification Process for Direct Initiatives and People’s Veto Referenda
- LD 560: An Act Regarding Patient Information Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act
- LD 584: RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit the Denial of Equal Rights Based on the Sex of an Individual
- LD 768: An Act To Create a Public Option Pension System
- LD 770: An Act To Permit Maine Residents To Register To Vote Online
- LD 1346: An Act To Establish a Comprehensive Gaming Policy
- LD 1380: An Act To Legalize, Tax and Regulate Marijuana
- LD 1559: An Act To Encourage Roller Derby
Bill Cosponsorship Partners
Every legislator works more often with some colleagues than with others. The following are the ten fellow legislators with whom Rep. Russell has cosponsored legislation most often in the 127th Legislature:
- Rep. Roberta Beavers: 11 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Sen. Linda Valentino: 10 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Sen. Eric Brakey: 8 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Rep. Denise Harlow: 7 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Sen. Susan Deschambault: 7 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Rep. Henry Bear: 6 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Sen. Nathan Libby: 6 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Rep. Heather Sirocki: 5 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Rep. Adam Goode: 5 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
- Rep. Beth O’Connor: 5 bills cosponsored with Rep. Russell.
District 39 in Context
Understanding the political actions of Representative Russell in full context requires some information about the district she represents. The charts and graphs you see below draw from the 2009-2013 cycle of the American Community Survey, an ongoing project of the U.S. Census Bureau. Graphs describe details about both the kinds of community to be found in a legislative district and the experiences of people who live there.
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Travel Time to Work in House District 39:
Percent of District 39 Residents who are Veterans of the U.S. Military:
Educational Attainment of the Residents of House District 39:
Dependency Ratio in District 39:
Dependency ratio is a demographic term that refers to the number of people who are not of typical working age (0-14 or 65+ years old) for every 100 people who are of typical working age.
Sex Ratio: Number of Males per 100 Females in House District 39:
Campaign Finance Data for Rep. Russell in the 2014 Election Cycle
(as categorized by the Maine Ethics Commission):
Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Russell: Inside or Outside her District?
Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act funds.)
Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Russell: Inside or Outside the State of Maine?
(Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act Funds)
Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Russell: What Kind of Contributor?
Incorporated Groups (Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Political Action Committees, Party Committees, and other unregistered political groups) directly contributing to Rep. Russell in the 2013-2014 election cycle: None
Representative Russell is a registered officer of the Working Families PAC, a “leadership PAC” that collects contributions from outside sources and sends them on to Maine state legislative candidates and political party groups. The Working Families PAC led by Rep. Russell received campaign contributions from the following sources in the 2014 election cycle:
- Maine Beer and Wine Wholesalers Assoc — 500.00 dollars
- Maine Credit Union League — 250.00 dollars
- NORML PAC — 250.00 dollars
- Pierce Atwood Attorneys — 250.00 dollars
- WELLNESS CONNECTION OF MAINE — 250.00 dollars
In The News…
Recent news stories featuring Representative Russell:
- Kennebec Journal: LePage, Republicans shift effort to eliminating income tax
- Portland Press Herald: Supporters rally to save public health clinic in Portland
- Kennebec Journal: Maine Democrats united against Trump but divided on superdelegates
- Kennebec Journal: Sponsors, critics of bills to legalize marijuana clash
- Portland Press Herald: Competing marijuana legalization groups join forces behind one ballot question
- Kennebec Journal: Primary elections bill wins support in Maine House and Senate
- Portland Press Herald: In the midst of the opioid epidemic, patients ditching pharmaceuticals for medical marijuana
- Portland Press Herald: Technically outlaws, roller derby die-hards wage battle
This information was last updated on 2016-06-14.
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