Ray Russell continues to make waves in across Ashe and Watauga counties.  Check out the campaign mentions from various local media sources.

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January 7, 2019 – Ray is now officially your NC State House Representative!

November 6, 2018 – Voters came out in force in support of Ray, and he is now the new Representative for NC House District 93!

The Watauga Democrat has a great write up on Ray’s victory, and the other Democratic victories across the state.

The High Country Press has the victory breakdown by the numbers and some great photos, but also reminds us that while Ray and other Democrats swept elections, the fight for good policy and representatives isn’t finished.

The News and Observer highlights the shattering of the supermajority in North Carolina and Ray’s part in making that happen.


October 25, 2018 – The Watauga Democrat reported that illegal dark money is flowing in support of the incumbent and against Ray.  That’s because when Ray goes to the NC House, he’ll work for the people of Watauga and Ashe counties, not special interests.

October 25, 2018 – The High Country Press covers the Ray at the Meet the Candidates Forum.  Ray made his case for improving education, healthcare and the environment.

October 12, 2018 – Ray Russell outlined discussed healthcare in North Carolina as part of a discussion forum in Ashe County.  Ray wrote a prescription for improving health services to all North Carolinians.

October 10, 2018 – As reported by the Blowing Rocket, Ray campaigned with former NC Governor Jim Hunt, who says “There’s no more important person running for the legislature in this state than this man right here.”

October 3, 2018 – Ray squared off with the competition in a debate on the Appalachian State campus and both the Watauga Democrat and The Appalachian were there to showcase the action.  Unlike the incumbent, Ray’s words will translate to real, meaningful action when he arrives in Raleigh.

September 27, 2018Senator Jeff Jackson campaigns for Ray Russell, predicts that the super-majority will be broken.

September 25, 2018 – The Appalachian attends Ray’s Education Summit at Appalachian Ski Mountain and highlights his commitment to quality education in North Carolina.

September 17, 2018 – The Watauga Democrat reports that not only is Ray raising more funds than the competition, his contributions are coming from more individual donors.  Thank you for your support!

September 13, 2018 – The Appalachian highlights Ray and the many Democratic volunteers knocking on doors all over the county.

September 11, 2018 – The Washington Post mentions Ray Russell, the “popular weatherman” who is going to unseat a four term state house member.

March 13, 2018 –  Chances are looking good to “flip the house”.
The 93rd district is just one of many competitive districts in NC.  Ray Russell is considered a top possibility for flipping a seat in NC.

February 12, 2018 – Election 2018: Watauga County filing period opens

February 12, 2018 – High Country Press announces Ray filing in Watauga County

November 3, 2017The Appalachian profiles the Candidates for the 93rd District.

November 2, 2017The Appalachian profiles Ray’s platform

October 9, 2017High County Press profiles Ray’s Candidacy

October 6, 2017Jefferson Post reports Ray running for the 93rd

October 6, 2017 Watauga Democrat reports Ray’s Candidacy

October 6, 2017GoBlueRidge.net announces Ray’s Candidacy for the 93rd District.