Rusty Bowers

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Russell “Rusty” Bowers is the State Representative from Legislative District 25 (Mesa), representing the district since January 5, 2015. Bowers began serving as state House speaker in 2019.

 

Rusty was a member of the Arizona Senate from 1997-2001 and before that, the Arizona House of Representatives from 1993-1997. He has had an active career in construction, education, the legislature and as a professional artist who is well-known for his outstanding talents, skills and diverse artistic ability. Bowers is a classically trained artist, emphasizing in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting.

 

A strong believer in a well-rounded education, Rusty attended Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University. In 1992 he returned to do post-graduate work at Arizona State University. His education has spanned many years, interrupted by a two year mission in Mexico, marriage to best friend Donetta Russell of Mesa, and the birth of their seven children.