Russell Bowers is an American Politician. He is the current speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives and a Member of the Republican Party, representing the 25th district. In 2022 he was honored with John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his effort in resisting the attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Soon he will be facing Dave Farnsworth in the Republican primary as he might run for the Arizona senate in the 10th district.
Russell Bowers was born on 20th October 1952 in Mesa, Arizona, United States. The information about his parents has not been shared with the media yet. Along with that not much information is also available on his sibling as well. He grew up in a loving and supportive family environment. Russell has completed his high school education but the details about his schooling have not been shared with the media. He further went to many universities to pursue a higher degree such as Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.
Russell Bowers Career
Russell began his career in the field of politics and has been contributing to Arizona. In January 1993 he began working as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives for the 21st district. He served this position along with Leslie Whiting Johnson and Marilyn Jarrett. Till January 1997 he served in this position. In January 1997 he became a member of the Arizona Senate from the 21st district. He was preceded by Stan Barnes and worked till January 2003. Later in 2015, he became the Member of the Arizona House of Representatives for the 25th district. He is serving this position with Michelle Udall.
Along with that on 14th January 2019, he became the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. Recently on 21st June 2022, he testified to the January 6 commission. In his testimony, he asks Rudy Giuliani for evidence he was a fraud. He also refused to cooperate with illegal attempts that can overturn the 2020 United States presidential election. In addition, he killed a bill in the Arizona House of Representatives which could allow the overriding result of the presidential election in Arizona in the state legislature. In February 2022 he filed paperwork to run for Arizona Senate in the 10th district.
Russell Bowers Biography
|Real Name||Russell “Rusty” Bowers|
|Birth Date||October 20, 1952|
|Age (as of 2022)||69 Years|
|Birth Place||Mesa, Arizona, USA|
|College||Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 176 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Donetta Russell|
Russell is married to Donetta Russell. They have been married for a long and had a close and intimate wedding. Together the couple is blessed with seven children about whom the details have not been shared. There is also news that his daughter, Kacey Rae Bowers has reportedly passed away and the cause of her death has not been shared with the media yet.
Russell Bowers Net Worth
Russell Bowers has made a fortune in his career by working as a politician for Arizona. He earns through the various political campaigns and lives a lavish lifestyle. His annual salary has been estimated at over $500,000 on average. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $5 million dollars.
- His father was a teacher and coach at Prescott High School.
- He spent two years in Mexico as a Mormon missionary.
- Rusty is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- He was preceded by Stan Barnes as a member of the Arizona House of representatives from the 21st district.
- He is a trained artist, specializing in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting.
- As a member of the Arizona Senate, he was succeeded by Jay Tibshraeny.
- In the Arizona House of Representatives, his post was preceded by J.D. Mesnard.
- In 2016 he defeated Ross Groen in Republican Primary and Kathleen Rahn with 51,160 votes.