Richard Lord*1 and Dr. Nancy Lord Zearfoss*2 of Bushwood MD have lived and contributed to the 7th District for the better part of the past fifteen years. Richard has well served as the Chairman of the Blessing of the Fleet (BOF) for the 7th District Optimist Club for four years ending his service after 2018. Nancy has served as the Chairman of the BOF Parade. Nancy and Richard served on the Vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church on Oakley Rd. where they were actively involved in the restoration of the Church Chapel. Nancy also is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program AKA Guardian ad Litem where she oversees the care and is an advocate to the court on behalf of the well-being of abused and neglected children placed in foster care for the Tri-county area primarily in St. Mary's County. See https://marylandcasa.org/programs/southern-maryland/ Nancy and Richard also are the 7th District Precinct Captions for the Democratic Party.. They also serve as St. Mary's County Election Judges when they are not actively involved in official Democrat Party activities. Nancy was involved with the 2020 US Census, knocked on doors, but did not ask any citizenship questions.
Richard earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Marriott School of Business, Romney Institute of Publics Service and Ethics, Brigham Young University, and had a 35 year federal career ending as the Analyst-in-Charge (AIC) with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Office of Professional Responsibility (Internal Affairs) and the Criminal Alien Division.
Richard has the socio/political dystopian novel BoonDOGgle in publication for sale in hardback with dustjacket, paperback, and eBook from all worldwide online booksellers including Amazon & Kindle, Barnes and Nobel & Nook, Walmart, and others and also is available for loan from all branches of the the St. Mary's County library.
Nancy had a prior career in the film industry in LA as a Producer and Location Manager on major films and TV series https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0954043/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr14 and prior to that won an EMMY for a weekly ABC TV series she produced for the Catholic Arch Diocese of San Francisco. Richard learned much from Nancy in running major outdoor events and benefited from her continuous guidance.
Following the awarding Nancy her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, Nancy worked for the Maryland Public Services Commission as the Special Adviser to the Chairman and Board in telecommunications and broadband. Thanks to Nancy, the 7th and St. Mary's County still have their 301 telephone area code when Nancy said NO to big telecom and told it that it must reallocate and recycle unused telephone numbers rather than add three new area codes to Maryland including St. Mary's County.
Nancy then ended her public service career as an Analyst-in-Charge (AIC) with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) where she worked on such matters as the GAO Benghazi Report.
Additionally, Nancy is a lead vocalist and keyboard player in classic rock bands in St. Mary's County and Charles County.
Nancy's family of Dr. John and Mary Zearfoss have owned this Whites Neck Creek waterfront property on which Nancy and Richard live since the 1970's. Nancy and Richard purchased the property from her parents when they moved into a retirement community, and they live here full time since they retired from the federal government. For more about Richard and special spouse Nancy please go to Richard's personal website www.richardlord.org
*1 Richard Lord, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Marriott School of Business, Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, Brigham Young University*3 and retired federal executive as the Analyst-in-Charge (AIC) with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Office of Professional Responsibility (Internal Affairs) and the Criminal Alien Division.
*2 Nancy Lord Zearfoss, Ph.D., Public Policy and Management, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University and retired federal executive with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Analyst-in-Charge (AIC).
*3 Richard well-learned from Romney that in all things and above all else to act with integrity and honor and to accept no less in turn. Therein lies the rub; how not to accept that which is not acceptable. When encountering the unacceptable, one does what one knows to be good and right under God, the law, and all that is just and fair as far as one is able; because one can and one must.