Who is Russ Wise?
Russ Wise is a civic and community leader who has been working for education reform for more than a decade as a member of the St. John Parish School Board.
Russ is running for the Louisiana House of Representatives and believes that a quality education for every person is the key to Louisiana's future. A resident of LaPlace for the past 28 years and a volunteer with numerous organizations serving the River Parishes, Russ is privileged to know and work with its citizens.
Category Archives: Recent Updates
Dear Supporters, The first round of voting in Election 2011 is over. Since most of the big races have already been settled, maybe this time there will be less heat and more light on the real issues among the rest … Continue reading
“This is a growing statewide problem as Louisiana cut $500,000,000 from its education budget this year. Yet, we continually wonder why we rank at the bottom of many important lists. How can we attract more businesses and Fortune 500 companies … Continue reading
Dear Supporters, As a result of Saturday’s primary election, I have successfully advanced to the runoff for the State House of Representatives from the River Region (District #57) with the election scheduled for Saturday, November 19. My platform includes diversifying … Continue reading
Dear Friends, It’s not often that a candidate in a hard fought races ever says anything nice about his opponents, especially here in Louisiana. But as the last days before the October 22 primaries wind down I want to say … Continue reading
Dear Friends, As we get deeper into the political season you are seeing some candidates attack their opponent’s character. Too often, they will focus on attacking their opponents instead of concentrating on what they themselves have to offer and why you should … Continue reading
District 57 candidate and St. John School Board member Russ Wise, who helped design the original statewide school accountability program for Louisiana, says the decision to give each school and school district in the state a letter grade was “poorly … Continue reading
The Louisiana School Board Association’s Political Action Committee has issued an endorsement for Russ Wise, candidate for House District 57. Russ Has been an active member of the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, serving on the board’s Executive … Continue reading
Cut hundreds of millions out of crucial things like Education and then pay $2 million in bonuses to state workers? And that doesn’t even count the unclassified workers, the appointees and other highest paid. Is this the Legislature you want? … Continue reading
The “Wise Student Savings Account Program” was featured in the Times-Picayune on Sunday, September 11th! This is a great opportunity for students, who will have their initial investment of $10 tripled to $30—Russ and either the Louisiana Federal Credit Union … Continue reading
Below is what happens when you cut $500 million out of Louisiana’s education budget—possible bankruptcy, layoffs and cutting students short. This is just another reason as to why Russ Wise needs to be elected this October and go to Baton … Continue reading