J. Russell Capps

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J. Russell Capps
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
Personal details
Born James Russell Capps
(1931-02-26) February 26, 1931 (age 84)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Profession announcer, public servant

James Russell Capps (born February 26, 1931) was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1994 to 2006.[1][2] Capps represented the state's 50th House District until the General Assembly redrew legislative districts. Capps then represented the 41st House District, which includes portions of the Town of Apex, Town of Cary, City of Raleigh, and the entire Town of Morrisville. The portion of Research Triangle Park (RTP) within Wake county as well as Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) are also in the district. A retiree from Raleigh, North Carolina, Capps served six terms.

In the 2006 general election, Capps was defeated by Democratic challenger Ty Harrell.[3]

Capps attempted a comeback to the NC State House in 2012, but was defeated by Jim Fulghum in the May primary election.