Position 4 - Russell Wiita

Russell Wiita

Russell Wiita, Position 4

Term: Expires December 2019
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Biography

A lifelong resident of the Sky Valley, Councilmember Russell Wiita was elected to the Sultan City Council in 2015. He graduated from Sultan High School in 2012, serving as the Sultan City Council Student Representative during the 2010 to 2011 school year.

Employment

Russell works as the legislative aide to Snohomish County Councilmember Nate Nehring, who serves Snohomish County Council District 1. Prior to that, he worked in accounting at the University of Washington Law School and as a project coordinator for a consumer products manufacturer in Monroe.

Education

Russell graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in 2015, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. While a student at UW, he was involved in student government, the Husky Marching Band and served as an intern for the Washington State House of Representatives. During his time in Olympia, Wiita provided support to 39th District Representatives Elizabeth Scott and Dan Kristiansen, and 15th District Representative David Taylor. His work included:

  • Answering phones
  • Bill-tracking
  • Legislative research
  • Responding to constituents
  • Other duties as assigned

Community Service

Other community outreach has included service on Mayor Carolyn Eslick’s blue-ribbon committee to plan the creation of the new Sultan Boys and Girls Club, and involvement with the Sky Valley Teen Court, a grant-funded project that took place in 2010 and 2011.

Interests

In his spare time, Russell plays in the American Pool Players Association billiards league, and has played in regional and national tournaments.