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who is russ bradford?

Russ was born and raised in Mississippi, graduating from college at Mississippi State University in 2009 with his Bachelor’s Degree. He spent many weekends and school breaks visiting friends in town and fell in love with Nashville. So, in the Fall of 2009, he moved to town with little money and lots of determination. Russ began working at Vanderbilt University shortly there after. Russ has lived all over Nashville and experienced so much and taken advantage of all the opportunities this city offered to him. In the fall of 2015, he and his partner, Matt, purchased their first home in Donelson and started building a home in this amazing community. They live with their cat Gulliver, and two rescue dogs Nova and Jack.

Russ’ family has a long history of service, from family that served during the Civil War, WW1, WW2, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Russ is not the first member of his family to be involved in politics, his cousin Sara Fortney was elected in 2018 to Polk Co School Board in Florida. He believes very strongly in doing what you can to give back, a trait he learned from his family. He currently does this by serving on the local Mississippi State University Alumni Chapter where he serves as the Community Service Chair and Chapter Secretary, and former Vice President.

Russ holds a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Mississippi State and currently works in the Donelson area as a quality assurance specialist for a healthcare IT and consulting firm. He is a member of the Quail Valley HOA and Elm Hill Pike Neighbors. He is a proud Nashville Predators and MS State Bulldogs fan. Russ also enjoys visiting the Nashville Zoo, the Adventure Science Center, TPAC, Nashville Farmer’s Market, the Nashville Flea Market, Percy Priest Lake, and the various festivals that come to Nashville each year.


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