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Martin Brubaker, Democrat

For Washington County Commissioners

For Washington County Commissioners

July 13, 2006

Martin Brubaker, a Democrat, is seeking a seat on the Washington County Commission and said he wants to help manage growth so the county doesn't become another "residential, scattered development, suburb of Baltimore, Washington and Frederick."

Brubaker, 59, said he doesn't think the county's existing growth plan, known as the Comprehensive Plan, will protect that from happening. "I'm not anti-growth," he said. "I'm just looking for ways to make it work better."

Brubaker thinks moderate and balanced growth is necessary for the economy and future generations, "but every effort should be made to see that the average citizen does not pay for it and that quality of life is not diminished."

Brubaker's list of strategies to maintain moderate and balanced growth include seeking increased funding from the state and developers, better coordination of county and municipal capital budgets and operations, revamping the Comprehensive Plan to reflect sewer capacity limitations and reserving sewer capacity now for future economic development.

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Brubaker has been on the Hagerstown Planning Commission since February 2004. He also is a member of the Washington County Water and Sewer Infrastructure Commission, Washington County Housing Task Force and Central Chemical Super-Fund Citizen Oversight Committee.

Brubaker has three stepgrandchildren in Smithsburg-area schools. He and his wife, Pamela Michael, live in Hagerstown.

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