Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Russell, a former Portland legislator, is one of seven Democrats hoping to secure her party’s nomination.
Russell served the maximum allowed four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, from 2008 to 2016. She then ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Maine Senate.
Russell works as a public relations consultant. She earned a bachelor’s at the University of Southern Maine.
Russell told Maine Public’s Patty Wight what sets her apart from the other candidates.