To donate via check, please send a check addressed to "Russ for Ward 4" to 1500 Charles Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104.

Keep up to date with Russ' re-election campaign 

Like Russ' campaign Facebook page to follow the campaign in the final weeks and days! Learn about Russ' top accomplishments, goals for a third term, and why your neighbors are supporting his bid for a third term. All of the same info is on this website, but in longhand. Facebook will break it down and allow you to share with your friends and neighbors.


Volunteer to doorknock for Russ!

To knock on October 30-November 3, sign up here or email Melissa Cortes, Campaign Manager, at russforward4 (at) .

  • October 19, 4pm-6pm-Aldine Park (1717 Iglehart)
  • October 20, 4pm-6pm-N Fry St and Hague Ave
  • October 22, 4-6pm-Desnoyer Pelham Blvd and Doane Ave
  • October 28, 4-5:30pm-N Fry St and Ashland Avenue
  • October 29, 4-5:30pm-Exeter Pl and Selby Avenue
  • GET OUT THE VOTE! October 30, October 31, November 1, 2, 3, 8AM-4PM -- Various Locations, Meet at 1211 Charles Avenue, Saint Paul, MN



Belated thanks for September 30 campaign event


Thanks to Chris Coleman, Melvin W. Carter Dai Thao, Dave Thune, Chris Tolbert, Rafael Ortega, all of our great co-hosts, and the great group of folks who came out to my Campaign Fundraiser Wednesday night. I talked about what we've already done to make Green Line a success, improve conditions for safe walking and biking, and how are city is growing. I also described how we have a lot more work to do, with a focus on the two greatest challenges we face -- climate change and growing inequality. We can do this by continuing to invest in high quality transit across the City, implementing our new Bike Plan, improving our solid waste systems (including moving to organized trash collection and collecting organics), and with a constant focus on improving health, education, and earning potential of our neighbors of color and lower incomes. Rather than being "nice things to do," this work will make St. Paul's economy stronger and better position our community for even greater success. 


Ward 4 City Council Candidate Forums

Join Russ, his opponent, and your neighbors, for two remaining debates about the current status of the ward and City, as well as visions for the future!

October 15, 6-7:30pm at the Saint Anthony Park Library

October 29, 6:30pm, 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Center at the University of Saint Thomas





Join us for upcoming doorknocks for Russ!

Please put these dates on your calendar to join us in talking to Ward 4 voters about their priorities and Russ' work past, current, and future. Click the volunteer now or contact us  link to the right of the website to let us know you're coming!

October 8, 5:30-7:30pm -- meet at Selby Avenue and Howell Street

October 20, 5:30-7pm -- meet at Wheeler Avenue S and Princeton Avenue

October 22, 5:30-7:30pm -- meet at Nebraska Avenue and Albert Street