Senator Rusty Black
Senator Rusty Black, a Republican, represents Andrew, Atchison, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Sullivan, Worth and part of Buchanan County.
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Black has spent 33 years of his life as an Agriculture Educator before retiring in 2016. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in 1983, and went on to graduate with a Masters in Agriculture Education in 1993. The Sen-Elect from Livingston was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2016, representing Grundy, Livingston, and a majority of Linn County. He was first elected to the Missouri Senate in November of 2022.
Senator Black currently resides in Chillicothe, MO with his wife Karie, together they have four children Jameson, Jessica, Jaryn, Jon and seven grandchildren.
Missouri Food Security Task Force
State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees
Senate Committee Membership
StandingAgriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Vice-Chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Pensions
StatutoryJoint Committee on Rural Economic Development
Task ForceTask Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment