Rep. Martin T. Rucker

93rd General Assembly


Rep. Martin T. Rucker, a Democrat, represents part of Buchanan and Platte Counties (District 29) in the Missouri House of Representatives. Elected to the House in 2004, Rep. Rucker works for Silgan Container Corporation in St. Joseph.


In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Rucker is a member of the St. Joseph School Board where he chairs the Personnel Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of St. Joseph, InterServ and the Community Plan. Rep. Rucker attends Trinity Missionary Baptist Church where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.


A 1975 graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri, Rep. Rucker attended Central Wyoming College and Missouri Western State College.


Born on June 15, 1957, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Rep. Rucker lives in St. Joseph with his wife LaVell. They have four children: Bill, Michael (who plays for the Carolina Panthers NFL football team), Micah and Martin II (who plays for the Missouri Tigers football team).