[photo, Francis J. (Jack) Russell, Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland] FRANCIS J. (JACK) RUSSELL
President, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat), 2006-14

President, Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, December 2006 to December 1, 2014.

Member, Tidal Fisheries Advisory Board, 1980-84; Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 1980-92 (past chair); Citizen Advisory Committee for Comprehensive Land Use Plan, St. Mary's County, 1988-1990; Executive Board, Rural Maryland Council, 2006-09; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2006-14; Board of Health, St. Mary's County, 2006-14; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-15; Patuxent River Commission, 2009-13. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2010-. Member, Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2011-13; Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, 2011-14; Southern Maryland Interoperability Executive Committee, 2011-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2014-16.

Born in Piney Point, Maryland, 1943. University of Maryland, B.A. (government), 1965. Member, St. George Island Improvement Association, 1987-97 (president). Teacher (vessel operations), Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, Paul Hall Center, Seafarer's International Union, 1999-. Founder and Director, Chesapeake Bay Field Lab, Inc., 2000-01. Treasurer, Maryland Association of Counties, 2014- (education subcommittee, 2011-; legislative committee, 2011-). Married; two children.

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