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Bridget Donnell Newton
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Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton
Title: Mayor
Phone: 240-314-8291 
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About Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton
Bridget Donnell Newton is serving her first term as Mayor of Rockville, after two terms on the Rockville City Council.

Newton has served as the council liaison to the Rockville Planning Commission, Rockville Housing Enterprises, the Senior Citizens Commission, the Recreation and Park Advisory Board, the Rockville Youth Commission, the Landlord-Tenant Affairs Commission and the Financial Advisory Board.

Newton is a member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. She was elected president of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League in June 2013. She serves as a district vice president on the MML Board of Directors and is in her third term on MML’s Legislative Committee.

In October 2011, Newton was one of 140 elected municipal leaders from across the United States invited to a briefing by cabinet secretaries and a White House address by President Obama on the American Jobs Act.

Before first being elected to the council in November 2009, Newton served as chairman of the Town Center Action Team, chair of the Rockville Compensation Commission and a member of the Imagine Rockville visioning process.

She was president, vice president and a block captain for the West End Citizen’s Association. She also served as co-chairman of WECA’s Committee on Beall’s Grant II and a member of the West End Traffic Management Group. Newton served as president of the Beall Elementary School PTA and has been an active member of Potomac Presbyterian Church.

Newton graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in history and politics and government. She is a 2013graduate of the Academy for Excellence in Governance, a collaborative effort by the University of Maryland's Institute for Governmental Service and Research, the Maryland Association of Counties and MML.

Newton worked on Capitol Hill and as a project manager for a Small Business Administrationconsulting firm in Washington, D.C. before leaving in 1988 to become a full-time mother and volunteer.

A resident of Rockville since 1981, she and her husband live in the city’s West End neighborhood. They have two children.