Representative Russell J. Black
Russell Black is the State Representative for House District 90, which includes Avon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Strong, Temple, and Wilton, plus the unorganized territories of Freeman and Perkins and part of Salem and Washington Townships. Rep. Black lives in Wilton with his wife of 39 years, Susan. They have four children.
Rep. Black has been chosen to serve on the Agricultural, Conservation, and Forestry Committee during his freshman term.
Rep. Black is a self-employed farmer and logger.
He received his education at Mt. Blue High School. He also attended Wentworth Institute and Central Maine Vocational Technical College.
Rep. Black is engaged in his community with the Wilton Lions Club, Wilton Selectmen, Wilton Fish and Game, Sportsman's Alliance of Maine (SAM), NRA, and Maine Farm Bureau. He is also an experienced beekeeper, maple syrup producer, and beef farmer. He was named Franklin County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1996 and 2006 and he was awarded as the 2004 Franklin County Conservation Logger of the Year.
Rep. Black represents School Districts RSU 9 and RSU 58.
His interests include beekeeping, hunting and gardening.