RUSSELL — Incumbent Russell Township Mayor Pierre Leroux reached into his comedic quiver last night with the premiere of a parody video casting the 39-year-old politician as a DC Comics superhero.
A sendup of the trailer for the flick Arrow, Leroux’s version — produced by a friend in the township — styles the mayor as a man of action, working out in the Russell sports dome and promising a municipal pool as his next project. His face foreboding and intense beneath the hooded garb of the heroic figure, Leroux draws the string on his bow and fires an arrow into an exploding porta potty. A hydro transformer produces on similar light show.
The clip was released at the Leroux’s official re-election campaign launch at the Russell Legion.