2023 Candidates For Georgia Republican Party Offices

Alton Russell, for Assistant Treasurer

Biographical Info

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84 yo hard worker. UNG and Columbus state. He is a storyteller.

Support Chair, whoever it might be, continue to be sure we are transparent with our money. Help provide training for local GOP parties.

I intend to represent everybody and the GRA is a strong voice and I intend to listen

Believes there needs to be unification.


1. Biographical information – age, family, where you live now and are originally from.
84 yeas old, but no 30 year can out work me, I am married to Karen, we have 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and one great grand daughter. We live in Columbus, and I have left a bunch of times, I always come home.

2. Employment history 
Self employed, Peach Partners, LLC in Columbus. We offer campaign services, Promotional products, and financial services, Insurance and investments.

3. Educational history
Jordan High School, Columbus, North Georgia and Columbus State University. Business

4. Criminal/legal history
No criminal history, it was close a long time ago, but I am clean.

5. History of political involvement – positions held, etc.
Life Long Conservative Republican, served as precinct chair, County Executive Committee, Muscogee County GOP VC, 3rd District VC, 3rd District Chair, Muscogee County Chair three terms, Delegate to many National, District and County Conventions, serving now as the over 80K Caucus Chair, GAGOP Permanent Rules Committee, 3rd District Rules, Chair, State Committee many times, GAGOP Foundation member, GAGOP United Republican Fund member, involvement in many campaigns for Senate, President, and Governor,

6. GRA membership – how long a member, why did you join (or why you have not joined yet)?
Not a member, it has never really come up until election time and I do not want to be somebody that joins at that time.  I do not have any problem with the GRA.

7. Other political/professional/social organization memberships
2010 grad of Republican Leadership for Georgia and serve on that board, Board member of the Georgia Dept Corrections, Governor appointed, Muscogee County Board of Equalization, National Storytelling network, Southern Story network, Literacy Alliance, board member Columbus civic center, Columbus Charter Review Commission, Board, Past President of the Columbus Jaycees, National Director US Jaycees, was named top ten “ most outstanding Local President”,

8. Donations made/candidates and committees supported
Member GAGOP Foundation, & United Republican Fund, donations to Herschell for Senate, Kemp for Governor, Thompson for Labor Commissioner, McKoon for SOS, and other candidates thru the years. See Open Secrets (this includes donations from other people with same name.)

9. What principled legislative initiatives have you supported, and what bad legislation/policy have you opposed?
I support the Republican principles of less and self government, low taxes, free enterprise and capitalism, Life, Life. Needs to be said twice, 2nd Amendment, Closed borders, sovereignty of our nation. Criminals in jail and victim rights. oppose abortion, oppose school boards not listening to parents. Any gun restrictions, anything that takes our rights away.

10. What are your top three priorities for the role you are seeking?
Support Chair, whoever it might be, continue to be sure we are transparent with our money. Help provide training for local GOP parties.

11. What is your position on GRA’s principles and goals (see https://georgiara.com/party-goals/ ) ?
I have read them and agree with every one, and have incorporated them in my campaign.

12. What do you believe is the role of the party in holding politicians accountable?
If they run as a Republican get elected then vote with those against our principles, we should sak them, move to expose them as not living up to campaign promises and vote them out.

13. List your social media accounts

14. Who are your political heroes?
Bo Callaway and Ronald Reagan

15. Why are you seeking the endorsement of the GRA?
I intend to represent everybody and the GRA is a strong voice and I intend to listen, and move in a direction to be what the GAGOP should do and be. I am seeking every vote, and appreciate this opportunity to share.

Categories: Assistant Treasurer