Nixon picks Columbia attorney for school board

Monday, April 12, 2010 | 2:47 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed the husband of a Democratic lawmaker to the Missouri Board of Education.

Russell Still, a Democratic attorney from Columbia, was appointed to the board Monday. He is married to first-term Democratic House member Mary Still, who worked in the attorney general's office for Nixon.

Russell Still served on the Columbia School Board from 1996 to 2005, including one year as president. He taught in Detroit for four years.

The state Board of Education oversees school districts and is responsible for appointing the state education commissioner.

Still's appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. He would serve until March 2017.


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