Addie Jenne Russell, Jefferson County Legislator District 4, will be making an announcement for her candidacy for the open 118th Assembly District seat by Thursday of this week. Russell is having a busy year, she is a second term legislator, approaching her one year wedding anniversary in August and is a brand new mother as well!
Russell who is the Democrats "fill the gap" candidate after Jefferson County Sheriff John Burns, who was the Democratic Party favorite candidate in public opinion polls, backed out a week ago.
Addie Jenne Russell, according to the latest poll, is an unknown candidate that will likely be matched up against another unknown candidate, Bobby Cantwell, who is the favored candidate of Jefferson County party chair Sandy Corey.
Cantwell is likely to face a matchup in a primary race with David Button, before heading to the general election. Button is expected to make an announcement of his candidacy this week as well.