[photo, James L. Purnell, Jr., Board of County Commissioners, Worcester County] JAMES L. PURNELL, JR.
Member, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat), 1994-2014

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Worcester County, representing District 3, 1994-2002; and representing District 2, 2002 to December 2, 2014 (vice-president 1995-2005, and Dec. 7, 2010 to Dec. 4, 2012; president, Dec. 6, 2005 to March 4, 2008).

Member, Board of Health, Worcester County, 1994-2014. Chair, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2014 (member, 2006-14; 3rd vice-chair, 2011; 2nd vice-chair, 2012, 1st vice-chair, 2013).

School bus contractor (30 years). Former drapery manufacturer. Member, Maryland Association of County Officials. Past president, Worcester County Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Past State Grand Master, Odd Fellows of Maryland. Past Worshipful Master, Prince Hall Freemasons. Blue Lodge. Member, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Berlin. Married.

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