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Donna Brightman, Democrat

For Washington County Commissioners

For Washington County Commissioners

July 13, 2006

Donna Brightman, 54, who describes herself as a Washington County advocate, has filed for a seat on the Washington County Commissioners.

Brightman, a Democrat, has 30 years of experience in business, and currently works with landscape design and project management for River's Edge Landscapes in Northern Virginia, she said. She lives on Garretts Mill Road in southern Washington County.

For the past 13 years, Brightman has had several roles, including chairwoman of the Citizens Advisory Committee and school improvement teams at schools attended by her sons, now 16 and 19, she said.

In the past five years, Brightman said she has been active in the county's task force for home rule, a legislative advocate for the Board of Education task force, a Council of Governments advocate, a Washington County Board of Education second-generation participant, member of the Board of Education's facilities and enrollment advisory committee, Washington County Council of PTAs legislative liaison to the Maryland PTA and ombudsman for facility issues in Washington County for the Washington County Council of PTAs.

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She said issues important to her include managing growth, education, roads and taxes.

"How our county harnesses growth is the No. 1 issue facing residents. What we do today will impact our quality of life for years to come," she said.

Brightman lives with her husband of 20 years, Courtney Hirsh; two sons, Reid Hirsh and Turner Hirsh; her father, Donald Brightman, 85; and her aunt, Doris Pearsall, 93.

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