(December 21, 2020) – Senator Russell Black will serve a second straight two-year term as the lead Senate Republican on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. A lifelong farmer, Black just began his sixth term in the State Legislature, the first four were in the House. He was reelected in November to serve Senate District 17.
A farmer and a logger, Sen. Black owns and operates Black Acres Farm on Black Acre Road in Wilton. His farm specializes in raising grass-fed beef cattle, hogs, and maple syrup production.
Senate District 17 includes Avon, Belgrade, Carrabassett Valley, Carthage, Chesterville, Coplin Plantation, Dallas Plantation, East Central Franklin, Eustis, Farmington, Fayette, Industry, Jay, Kingfield, Mount Vernon, New Sharon, New Vineyard, North Franklin, Phillips, Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation, Sandy River Plantation, Strong, Temple, Vienna, Weld, West Central Franklin, and Wilton.