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Russell Ott
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 93rd district
Assumed office
October 29, 2013
Preceded byHarry L. Ott, Jr.
Personal details
BornSt. Matthews, South Carolina
Alma materClemson University
University of South Carolina

Russell L. Ott is an American lobbyist and politician from the state of South Carolina. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the Representative for the 93rd district of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Early life

Ott is a native of St. Matthews, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in English. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has served as a member and state convention delegate for the Calhoun County Democratic Party. Ott worked as a lobbyist for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation for eight years.[1]

Political career

Harry L. Ott, Jr., Russell's father, represented the 93rd district in the South Carolina House of Representatives, but resigned on June 30, 2013, to take a job with the Farm Service Agency. Russell declared his candidacy in the October 29 special election to fill the remainder of his father's term.[2] He won the election, defeating Republican Charles Stoudemire.[3]


Ott has two sons.[4]


  1. ^ "Russell Ott To Run For SC House". FITSNews. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Beam, Adam (July 9, 2013). "COLUMBIA, SC: SC legislator's son wants to replace his father in House | Politics". The State. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  3. ^ The_State (March 27, 2009). "ST. MATTHEWS, SC: Democrat tops Republican in SC House dist. 93 special election | Politics". The State. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  4. ^ MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D Staff Writer (October 30, 2013). "Ott wins House 93 special election". The Times and Democrat.