Russell John Northe is an Australian politician and a current member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
Northe was born in Traralgon, Victoria and attended Traralgon High School, completing Year 11 in 1982.
In 2006, Northe completed a Certificate IV in Business.
Prior to winning preselection by The Nationals for the seat of Morwell, he was a local Australian rules football player. Northe doubled The Nationals primary vote, secured with the aid of Liberal Party and ex-Labor independent preferences. Russell Northe joined fellow parliamentarians Peter Ryan and Peter Hall as The Nationals state parliamentary representatives for Gippsland.
With the Liberal/Nationals Coalition winning government, Northe was also appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business.
Northe has served on the Parliament"s Rural and Regional Committee since 2007.
This win also served to help secure The Nationals future as a political party in Victoria.