Rusty (Rusty) Black (R-SS12)
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Room 331 State Capitol 201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

District Office:
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Karie   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Pensions
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
MemberSenate Committee on Governmental Accountability
MemberSenate Committee on General Laws
MemberJoint Committee on Rural Economic Development
MemberSenate Select Committee on the Protection of Missouri Assets From Foreign Adversaries
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Andrew / Atchison / Clay / Clinton / Daviess / De Kalb / Gentry / Grundy / Harrison / Holt / Mercer / Nodaway / Putnam / Sullivan / Worth


Rusty Black, a longtime teacher and FFA sponsor from Chillicothe, announced his bid last week to a crowd of supporters saying he is driven by his desire to serve others. Black has been a teacher for 32 years - 26 of which were spent as the Chillicothe agriculture education teacher - and will be retiring from the profession.

Black has been president of both the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Association and Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education. He has also served on the Missouri State Teachers Association state committee.

The Blacks are members of the Chillicothe United Methodist Church and involved with the local 4-H. Black's wife, Karie, is also an educator, serving as the Chillicothe R-2 School District special services director and pre-kindergarten administrator. The couple has four children and four grandchildren.