Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell – A native Oklahoman and Representative of the 5th US District of Oklahoma which contains Oklahoma City, Edmond, Del City, Shawnee, and Potawatomie County. Congressman Russell currently sits on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, is a member of House Armed Services Committee as well as a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Before coming to Washington, DC Congressman Russell was a member of the Oklahoma State Senate for one term from 2008-2012.
Congressman Russell is also a 21 yr Army Veteran of 4 wars, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq and retired as a Lt. Col. In 2003 his unit was instrumental in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. He is the founder and owner of Two Rivers Arms, a small rifle manufacturing business that operates out of Del City, OK.
Congressman Russell’s committee assignments include: House Committee on Education and the Workforce; House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform (Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security) and House Armed Services Committee. He and Cindy make their home in Choctaw, Oklahoma, and are members of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City.
Lt. Col. Steve Russell is also an author. At the center of the six-month manhunt were Lt. Col. Steve Russell and his men of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. With his extensive journal notes, combat reports, and painstaking research, Russell has preserved the story as only someone who lived the experience can do. His narrative chronicles the daily successes and dead ends, and describes, blow-by-blow, the actual raids that netted Saddam, culminating in the electrifying quote heard around the globe “We Got Him!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein”.