Former Delegate John F. Wood, Jr.

District 29A


Delegate John F. Wood, Jr.
TenureFirst elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 1986. Member of the House January 14, 1987 to January 14, 2015, representing District 29A, Charles and St. Mary's Counties.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past House Service
2007-2015
Appropriations Committee
2007-2013
Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee (Vice Chair, 2011-2013)
2013-2015
Transportation and Environment Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2007-2015
Oversight Committee on Personnel of the Appropriations Committee
2011
Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
2003-2006, 1987-1993
Economic Matters Committee
2003-2006
Alcoholic Beverages Workgroup of the Economic Matters Committee
2003-2006
Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2003-2006
Chair, Workers' Compensation Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2003-2006
House Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee
2003-2006
Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
1993-2006
Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
1999-2003
Chair, Commerce and Government Matters Committee
1999-2003
Legislative Policy Committee
2002
, 2003 Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2001-2002
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting
1994-1998
Vice Chair, Commerce and Government Matters Committee
1993
Vice Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
1987-1993
Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
1990-1991
Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing
2003-2006
Chair, Southern Maryland Delegation
1999-2002
Chair, St. Mary's County Delegation
Public Service
2007-2008
Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs
2006-2007
Chair, Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council
1999-2005
Chair, State Use Industries Management Council
2003-2015
Blue Crab Task Force
2001-2003
Co-Chair, Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers
1995-2003
Forum for Rural Maryland
1992-2003
, 2004, 2015 - Maryland Veterans Home Commission
1990-2003
Partnership for Workforce Quality Advisory Board
2000-2002
Patuxent River Oil Spill Citizens Advisory Committee
2000-2015
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission
1999-2015
Historic St. Mary's City Commission
1999
Task Force on Tobacco Crop Conversion in Maryland
1998-1999
State Use Industries Advisory Committee (Chair, 1999)
1998
Task Force to Study Comprehensive Licensing of Automotive-Related Industries
1997-1998
Task Force to Study Bank Charter Modernization
1997
Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Motor Vehicle Liens, Regulation of Towing Practices, and the Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles
1995
Task Force to Review the State's Election Law
1994-1995
U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force
1991-
Chesapeake Bay Commission (Executive Committee, 2005,2008; Chair, 1998; Co-Chair Blue Crab Advisory Committee 1996-2003)
1990-1991
Interdepartmental Committee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits
1988-1989
Subcommittee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits of Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing
1987-
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
1980-1986
7th Judicial Nominating Commission
1982-
County Hospital Board, St. Mary's County
1979-
Park and Recreation Board, St. Mary's County
Memberships
2005-2015
Maryland Veterans Caucus
2003-2015
Maryland Taxpayers Protection Caucus
2002-2015
Maryland Rural Caucus (Chair, 2002-2004)
2001-2015
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
1976-1983
Board of Directors, Mid-Atlantic Food Dealers Association (President, 1980)
Rescue Squad, Mechanicsville Fire Department
Charles County Democratic Club
St. Mary's County Democratic Club
Mechanicsville Optimist Club
7th District Optimist Club
Mechanicsville Moose
Awards
2008
Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government
2004
Special Category Hall of Fame Inductee, Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association
1995
Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties
Biographical Information
Born, Leonardtown, Maryland, January 13, 1936
Attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy
Served in Maryland National Guard, Sergeant, 1952-60
Owner and Operator, Wood's Food Rite, 1962-93
Partner, Cross and Wood Insurance Brokers, 1993-
Married, Nine children, Twenty-two grandchildren, Eight great-grandchildren

December 4, 2017 3:17 P.M.