Allison Russo

Ohio State House District 24

2018 Race Update: Allison won 56.97% to 43.03%

Allison Russo is running to bring a practical approach and evidence-based solutions to the critical issues facing Ohio. Allison will fight to adequately fund Ohio’s public schools, support economic strategies that sustain working families and vibrant communities, and prioritize innovative solutions in healthcare that increase access and make it affordable for all Ohioans.

A public health policy expert, Allison has spent nearly two decades advising government leaders and policymakers on issues related to the healthcare financing and care delivery needs of seniors, vulnerable populations, Veterans, and military families. She is currently the Policy Research Director for a public policy consulting firm, where as a member of her company’s leadership team, she leads business development efforts and strategy for this Federally-qualified small business.

Allison is a passionate advocate for women and families. She currently serves on the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Central Ohio, is the creator of the Girls Who Lead after-school program, and is an advocate and guest writer for the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network. She regularly writes about the impact of federal and state policy on the health and economic security of Ohio’s families and communities.

As a Veteran’s wife and former military spouse, Allison is deeply committed to public service. She is a member of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club, a member of Leadership Upper Arlington, and an active volunteer in her children’s local public schools and youth sports leagues.

Allison earned a Doctor of Public Health in health policy from the George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been married to Brian for 17 years, and together they have three children.