Ms. Rosa M. Russell holds more than 35 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors and retired from the City of Los Angeles. As a child, she grew up in South Central Los Angeles California and graduated from David Starr Jordan High School. She also took many college classes to help improve her skills and knowledge. Having began her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District, she worked her way up to Intermediate Clerk Typist. Unbeknownst to her, God had another plan for her life: politics. The passionate LA native currently serves as President of the 54th Assembly District and has been an elected member of the Democratic Party for 16 years. Her professional political career started when she was hired by Councilman David Cunningham as a community service representative, a position lasting over 10 years. After Councilman Nate Holden was elected to the Tenth Council District in June 9, 1987, she was selected to be the district deputy for Senior Citizens Affairs . This is when and where I realized my passion to advocate for many issues faced by senior citizens. Rosa worked for Councilman Nate Holden until his termed ended which was 16 years. She received a new position with the Los Angeles Community Development Department as an project assistant where she worked for six years.
Rosa is a lifelong member of the West Angeles Church of God and Christ and an active member. She has also been a member of public service organizations including her tenure as President of the Tenth District Women’s Steering Committee for 10 years. She also served as Board of Trustee for the oldest African American Club, New Frontier Democratic Club, and has been an elected member of the Los County Central Committee Democratic Party since the year 2000. Rosa also serves as a Board Member for the Center for Health Care Rights. Her personal quest is help supported and inspire people to help make the world a better place for all families.