About Russ

Russ Diamond is currently serving his fourth term in the House of Representatives and represents the 102nd Legislative District in Lebanon County.

Russ was born in Hershey and grew up in Lebanon County, graduating from Northern Lebanon High School and Lebanon County Vo-Tech in 1981. He entered the workforce as a production laborer at O'Sullivan Corporation in Lebanon, and seven years later, he pursued his dream of becoming a working musician.

In 1992, his passion for music led him to open a small recording studio. The business subsequently gained regional acclaim and was transformed into the nationally known CD and manufacturing and duplicating service known as Raintree Multimedia. He continues to own and operate the Annville-based firm today and will be celebrating its 30th year of operations in December.

Prior to assuming office, Russ was a well-known and highly effective government reform advocate. He was named one of three Citizens of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer for his work in 2006. Later that same year, Russ received the Public Service Achievement Award from Common Cause of Pennsylvania and was named Communicator of the Year by the Harrisburg chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Russ continues his efforts now in the General Assembly to increase transparency and root out waste, fraud and abuse in government.

A small business owner, Russ knows firsthand the struggle that entrepreneurs face when trying to grow and expand. That's why he continues to fight to ease the tax burden on Pennsylvanians and remove unnecessary regulations that stand in the way of job creation. Getting people back to work is one of his top legislative goals, especially in the wake of Tom Wolf's ham-fisted Covid-related lockdowns and mandates.

Pennsylvania's outdated system of property taxation unduly burdens seniors, making it impossible for many to afford to keep their homes. Russ is fighting to eliminate property taxes, a move that would increase access to home ownership and spark economic growth. He also supports overhauling the Commonwealth's two statewide pension systems to reduce the state's debt burden and keep Pennsylvania solvent for our children's future.

In the 2021-22 Legislative Session, Russ is serving as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Liquor Control, Gaming Oversight and State Government committees. He also serves as the Speaker's designee to the Joint State Government Commission's Election Law Advisory Board.

In his spare time, Russ Diamond is an author and private pilot. He and his wife Beth live in Annville in a home built by his great-grandparents.

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