Sal Russo

Sal Russo is founder and strategist for the Tea Party Express.  Sal’s political interests began at the age of 19 when he worked for an actor with aspirations for the governorship of California.  Russo continued to work with Ronald Reagan when he became governor and through his presidency.  Russo and his firm, Russo Marsh has been at the forefront of some of the most prominent national, state and local campaigns, including the election of Governor George Deukmejian (1982), Senator Alfonse D’Amato, New York (1992), and Governor George Pataki, New York (1994).

In 1982, after successfully running Governor George Deukmejian’s campaign, Mr. Russo took a two-year leave of absence to become Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.

Mr. Russo is a recognized expert in state and national politics, and his analyses are widely reported by the state and national media. Mr. Russo holds a B.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento, and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law. For many years, he served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Political Consultants.

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