Commissioners Biographies 2015 - 2019
John F. Barr
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is a third term County Commissioner raised in Boonsboro, Maryland. He is a Master Electrician in four states. In high school, John worked for his father as a field electrician at M/L Electric, Inc., founded in 1927.

In 1979, he formed the management team overseeing its service department. In 1984, John bought the company from his father and changed the name to Ellsworth Electric, Inc., in honor of both his father and father-in-law, whose middle names were Ellsworth. He has built the company from 75 to 150 employees.

John is active in various service organizations and community projects. He married Teresa L. Myers in 1975 and together they have four children and eight grandchildren.