The voters of Williamson County elected Russ Boles to be their County Commissioner in 2018 and again in 2022. He grew up and lives in Round Rock, where is a successful Williamson County businessman owning and operating successful ventures.
At an early age Russ was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. While reading and writing came easy to most kids, Russ learned he had to work twice as hard and twice as long to keep up in school. But from those hardships, Russ developed a stubborn perseverance to always keep trying and never quit.
After graduating from Round Rock High School, Russ attended Austin Community College and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in business. Despite his diagnoses, he put in the work and earned admittance to St. Mary’s University School of Law, graduated with his law degree, and was admitted to the State Bar.
Upon returning home, Russ began to volunteer with the Williamson County Literacy Council, where he taught jail inmates how to read. Because reading was so difficult for him, Russ was able to use his own life as a testimony to the kind of strong character that comes from hard work and determination. Russ was appointed as an advocate in courts of law for battered women, abused and neglected children, and the elderly.
Russ is also a commercial broker for his family’s commercial real estate business, Summit Commercial, and has located countless businesses and new jobs to Williamson County. Russ knows that without a job, there is no quality of life.
He was appointed by the Governor as a State Director of the Brazos River Authority, one of the state’s largest river authorities, to oversee and manage our state’s natural resources. Russ would be the first person to tell you that he is blessed beyond measure, with homegrown family businesses, a loving wife and two daughters, and a community he loves to call home.
Russ built his life on this strong foundation of hard work and service, in this spirit of thanksgiving, Russ gives back to his community. Russ co-founded the Relay for Life in Round Rock, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hutto YMCA, which provides opportunities for kids to grow and strong families to develop.
Russ’s background of service also includes the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, where he mentors young professionals. Russ was appointed to represent our area at the Capital Area Council of Governments, and served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Charter Review Committee.
Russ is your neighbor and ran for Williamson County Commissioner to put his spirit of service and real ‘boots on the ground’ experience to work for our families. He tackles the issues that matter—safe neighborhoods, tax relief for homeowners, better roads, high-paying local jobs, and preserving a high quality of life—so that our kids who will call Williamson County home in the future can enjoy a wealth of opportunity and a wholesome community.