|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
from the 93rd district
|Assumed office |
October 29, 2013
|Preceded by||Harry L. Ott, Jr.|
|Born||St. Matthews, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||Clemson 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.
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.
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. He won the election, defeating Republican Charles Stoudemire.
Ott has two sons.