101st General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Representative Rusty Black

Rusty Black

District 007

Years Served:
Counties:Grundy, Linn, Livingston


Capitol Address

Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 112
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislator Assistant:Ashley Wright 


Rep. Rusty Black, a Republican, represents Grundy, Livingston Counties and a majority of Linn County (District 7) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Black worked as an Agriculture Educator for thirty-two years before retiring in 2016. During his time as a teacher, Rep. Black worked at Nodaway-Holt R-7 for five years and Chillicothe R-2 Schools for twenty-seven years.

A graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, Rep. Black earned his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in 1983, and went on to graduate with a Masters in Agriculture Education by 1993.

Rep. Black was born in St. Joseph, MO, living in Amazonia then moving and graduating High School from King City MO. He currently resides in Chillicothe with his wife. Together they have four children and four grandchildren. Rusty and his wife attend the United Methodist Church and both are active with various community organizations.