| Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States|2012 Russell and fellow incumbent Republican Representative Mike Verchio were challenged in the five-way June 5, 2012 Republican Primary where Verchio placed first and Russell placed second with 1,433 votes (25.2%); Verchio and Representative Russell were unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, where Representative Verchio took the first seat and Russell took the second seat with 6,481 votes (45.6%).
2008 When District 30 incumbent Republican Representatives Gordon Howie and Gordon Pederson both ran for South Dakota Senate and left both District 30 seats open, Russell ran in the five-way June 3, 2008 Republican Primary and placed first with 1,651 votes (26.9%) ahead of former state Representative Dick Brown, who placed third; in the four-way November 4, 2008 General election fellow Republican nominee Mike Verchio took the first seat and Russell took the second seat with 6,554 votes (30.68%) ahead of Democratic nominees Kathleen Ann and Jacqueline Gerenz.
2010 Russell and incumbent Representative Verchio were unopposed for the June 8, 2010 Republican Primary and won the three-way November 2, 2010 General election, where Representative Verchio took the first seat and Russell took the second seat with 5,829 votes (34.55%) ahead of returning 2008 Democratic nominee Kathleen Ann.
Lance Russell (politician) Wikipedia
Lance S. Russell is an American politician and a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 30 since January 2009. Rep. Russell is well known for his very stirring speeches from the House floor, often changing the debate as well as the result of the vote.