Rusty Bowers


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.