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Russell Bowers Biography, Age, Family, Politics, Spouse, and Net Worth.
Who is Russell Bowers?
Rusell ”Rusty” Bowers is a well-known American politician and the current Arizona House of Representatives Speaker. He is a member of the Republican Party and has represented the 25th legislative district since 2015. Bowers was elected as the Speaker in 2019.
He previously represented the 21st legislative district in the Arizona House from 1993-1997 and from 1997-2001, in the Arizona Senate. Bowers is a classically trained artist specializing in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting, and has additionally been involved in the construction and education industries. He filed paperwork to run for the Arizona Senate in the 10th district in February 2022. Bowers will face Dave Farnsworth in the Republican primary.
Rusell Bowers Career
Resistance to overturning the 2020 United States presidential election
Rusell declined to cooperate with the illegal attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election. He did this by publicly stating that there was no evidence of election fraud that would mandate rejection of the results of the 2020 United States presidential election in Arizona. Bowers then testified to the January 6 commission, on June 21, 2022. In a section of his testimony, he said that when he asked Rudy Giuliani for evidence that there was a fraud, Giuliani responded ”We have lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence”.
He additionally killed a bill in the Arizona House of Representatives which would have allowed the state legislature to override the results of a presidential election in Arizona. For his efforts in resisting the attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, he earned the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Bowers was among five honorees to receive the award in 2022.
In 2014, Rusell and Olson defeated Haydee Dawson, Michelle Udall, and Jerry Walker in the Republican primary. The duo then beat David Butler, Sheila Ogea, and Libertarian Michael Kielsky in the general election, with Bowers gaining 33,220 votes. In 2016, he and Udall defeated Ross Gren in the Republican primary. They then defeated Kathleen Rahn, with Rusell gaining 51,160 votes. In 2018 together with Udall, he defeated Marlene Hinton in the Republican primary. Bowers and Olson then defeated Johnny Martin in the general elections, with Bowers gaining 30,712 votes.
How old is Rusell Bowers?
Rusell Bowers is aged 69 as of 2021, having been born on October 20, 1952, in Mesa, Arizona, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Dan Fogler, Daniel Tichenor, Danny Boyle, Empress Michiko, Hilda Solis, Jim Sonefeld, Jimi Westbrook, John Krasinski, Snoop Dogg, Viggo Mortensen, Kamala Harris, and Ralph Macchio, among others.
Rusell Bowers Family
Who are Rusell Bowers’ parents?
Rusell Bowers was born to his parents in Mesa, Arizona. He has not shared information about his family and parents with the media.
Does Rusell Bowers have siblings?
It is not clear if Bowers has any siblings as he has not shared any information about them with the media.
Rusell Bowers Education
Bowers attended Mesa Community College, and then joined Arizona State University and Brigham Young University.
Rusell Bowers Interests
Bowers is an artist trained in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting. He is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and spent two years as a Mormon missionary in Mexico.
Rusell Bowers Spouse
Bowers is currently married to his wife and sweetheart Donetta Rusell. Together the couple has seven children and resides in Arizona.
Rusell Bowers Children
Bowers and his loving and supportive wife, Donetta have seven children together. He announced the death of one of his daughters in January 2021, who was battling an illness for a long period of time.
Rusell Bowers Height
Bowers has a well-built, and physically fit body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) and a weight of 80 kg (176.37 lbs).
Rusell Bowers Net Worth
American politician and current Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Bowers has been active from 1993 to the present. He is a member of the Republican Party and has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.
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