Why Russell Tuff


Russell Tuff

In 1989, I moved my family and business from Southern Minnesota to Collier County. I have spent 27 years in Golden Gate, publishing several newspapers throughout Collier County, serving my community and, with my wife Kaydee, raising two sons.

I’ve lived in Collier County long enough to witness what happens when leaders fail to plan appropriately for future needs and tax money is spent to grow government rather than address infrastructure needs. Roads and public facilities become over-crowded and safety is compromised.

As we now make our way back from a devastating economic downturn, I see revitalization taking place within this community. The improving economy offers us a second chance to learn from past mistakes, maintain and expand infrastructure, live within our means and hold government fiscally responsible.

I served on Collier County’s first Tourism Council, the first Collier County Economic Advisory Council and the Collier County Planning Commission. I’ve also coached youth football, little league baseball, and served as a Cub Scout leader.

I’ve learned how to work with people whose views may be very different from my own. I believe in using respect and cooperation to build consensus and will work with my fellow commissioners to improve the quality of life for Collier residents.

When my sons left for college, it was my hope that they would one day return to Collier County, find employment opportunity and raise their own families in a community like none other. This recently became a reality as my youngest son became employed with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and my oldest son became employment with the United Way of Collier County.

I love what Collier County has to offer from Swamp Buggy Races to the Philharmonic Orchestra. I’m a better listener than a speaker and I want to hear from you. I will make you proud to say “My Commissioner is Russell Tuff.”

I’m Russell Tuff – I need your support – Vote for me for District 3 Collier County Commissioner