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David J. Brightbill


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1983 48 Republican
1984 48 Republican
1985 Majority Caucus Secretary 48 Republican
1986 Majority Caucus Secretary 48 Republican
1987 Majority Caucus Secretary 48 Republican
1988 Majority Caucus Secretary 48 Republican
1989 Whip 48 Republican
1990 Whip 48 Republican
1991 Policy Committee Chair 48 Republican
1992 48 Republican
1993 48 Republican
1994 48 Republican
1995 48 Republican
1996 48 Republican
1997 Whip 48 Republican
1998 Whip 48 Republican
1999 Whip 48 Republican
2000 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2001 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2002 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2003 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2004 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2005 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
2006 Majority Floor Leader 48 Republican
 Counties   Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh

Biography

11/03/1942 -

David J. “Chip” Brightbill (R48) Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties 1982-2006

Early Life:

David J. “Chip” Brightbill, born November 3, 1942, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Jonathan McMichael and Verda McGill Brightbill; Lebanon High School, 1960; Pennsylvania Military College, 1962; Penn State University, 1964; Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.), editor-in-Chief, Duquesne Law Review, cum laude, 1970; attorney; Elizabethtown College, (Honorary), 2007; litigator, Lebanon County District Attorney Office, 1968-1977; elected, District Attorney, Lebanon County, 1977-1981; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1982-2006; attorney, Stevens and Lee, 2007; married, Donna Long, five children, Christian, Jonathan, Andrew, Charles and Davis.

Early Career:

Attorney, partner, Siegrist, Koller, Brightbill and Long; attorney, government practice, Stevens and Lee, 2007-present.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Lebanon Board of School Directors, 1966-1967

Elected, Republican, District Attorney, Lebanon County, 1977-1981.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, 1982-2006; Majority Caucus Secretary, 1985-1988; Majority Whip, 1989-1990, elected, Majority Policy Chair, 1991; Majority Whip 1997-1999; Majority Floor Leader 2000-2006; chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee; member, Appropriations, Environmental Resources and Energy, Game and Fisheries and Judiciary Committees; defeated, primary, left office November 30, 2006.

Cited:

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-13; Volume 114, December, 1999.

Schehr, E. (Ed.). Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-14, 3-39; Volume 117, December, 2006.