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Linda Black
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 117
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Associate'sMineral Area College
Bachelor'sCentral Methodist University
Master'sSouthwest Baptist University
ReligionFirst Baptist
Office website
Linda Black is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 107 from 2009 to 2013, and District 117 since January 7, 2013.

Black is a public school teacher in the North Saint Francois County School District. She earned her Master's in Education from Southwest Baptist University, BA in Elementary Education from Central Methodist University, and AA from Mineral Area College.

Black is a member of the East Bonne Terre First Baptist Church, Missouri Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Saint Francois Democrat Club, and the University of Missouri Extension Council Board of Directors.

Black is seeking the Missouri Democratic party nomination in the 2013 8th congressional district special election.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Black served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Tourism and Natural Resources
Joint Committee on Corrections


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Black served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Black served on these committees:



See also: Missouri's 8th congressional district special election, 2013

Black was a potential candidate for the Missouri Democratic party for the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Missouri's 8th District.[1] The election is being held to replace Jo Ann Emerson. The general election date has been set for June 4th.[2]

There is no primary election, instead each party's nomination will be chosen by a committee. Black was one of five Democratic candidates who has reportedly reached out to the committee in order to make a case for the party's nomination.[1] Steve Hodges received the nomination of the committee on February 16, 2013.[3]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Black won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 117. Black ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]


On November 2, 2010 Fischer won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 107 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Fischer (D) 5,836
John Fischer (R) 3,471


On November 04, 2008, Linda Fischer ran for District 107 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Louie Seiberlich. [6]

Linda Fischer raised $41,130 for her campaign.[7]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 107
Candidates Votes Percent
Linda Fischer (D) 7,700 51.8%
Louie Seiberlich (R) 7,170 48.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Black was up for re-election, she collected $34,116 in donations.[8]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Boilermakers Local 27 $3,000
Laborers Local 916 $1,500
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades $1,000
Life Sciences Fund/City Chamber of Commerce $1,000


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Linda Fischer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Linda R. Fischer $19,325
SEMO Democratic Rally $1,400
Citizens for Mike Talboy $1,300
Friends for Fallert $1,000
Boilermakers Local 27 $1,000


Black is married and has 2 children.[9]

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Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 117
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 107
Succeeded by
Ron Hicks (R)