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Board of Education candidate biographies

November 30, 1999|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Name: Donna Brightman

Age: 56

Hometown: Southern Washington County

Prior political experience: Brightman was appointed to the Board of Education in May 2007 to fill a vacancy. She ran unsuccessfully in the 2006 general election for a Washington County Commissioner post.

Name: Jacqueline B. Fischer

Age: 62

Hometown: Clear Spring

Prior political experience: Fischer served on the Washington County Board of Education from 2002-06. She lost her bid for re-election in the 2006 general election.

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Name: W. Edward Forrest

Age: 44

Hometown: Hagerstown

Prior political experience: Forrest served on the Board of Education from 2000-07. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Washington County Commissioners in 2006.

Name: Meredith Fouche

Age: 56

Hometown: Sharpsburg

Prior political experience: Fouche was a candidate for the Board of Education in 1988, but did not make it past the primary. He ran again in 1992 as a write-in candidate, but was not elected. He ran in 1990 for Washington County Commissioner, but withdrew before the election.

Name: Justin M. Hartings

Age: 36

Hometown: Keedysville

Prior political experience: None

Name: Tom Janus

Age: 65

Hometown: Hagerstown

Prior political experience: Janus ran for a Board of Education seat in 2004 and in 2006, but was ousted in the primary election both times. He ran as a write-in candidate for the 2004 Board of Education election, but was unsuccessful.

Name: Margaret Lowery

Age: 60

Hometown: Halfway

Prior political experience: None

Name: Wayne D. Ridenour

Age: 56

Hometown: Williamsport

Prior political experience: Ridenour has served on the Board of Education since 2004.

Name: Russell F. Williams

Age: 65

Hometown: Hagerstown

Prior political experience: Williams served on the Board of Education from 2002-06, but he lost in the primary election in 2006.

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