Barbara Buckley
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Barbara Buckley

Democrat

attorney and Democratic Party politician

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Barbara Buckley

attorney and Democratic Party politician
Summary
Experience
60
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
NVResidence (state)

Barbara Buckley (born November 23, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an attorney and Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Clark County District 8 from 1994 to 2011. She served as Assembly Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the first woman in Nevada history to serve as Speaker. She also served as Majority Leader of the Assembly from 2001 to 2007. Recently enacted term limits prevented Buckley from seeking re-election in the 2010 elections. She currently serves as executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and as the executive director of Clark County Legal Services in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was speculated as a candidate for Governor of Nevada in 2010 but she chose not to run. She considered running in 2014 but again declined to do so, saying that "I am not getting back into the political world".

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Arizona
JD
1989
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
BA
1986

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
Assembly Member
Nevada State Assembly
1995 - 2010
Speaker of the Assembly
2007
Majority Floor Leader
2001 - 2005
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
1997 - 1999
Executive Director
Clark County Legal Services
1996 - Current
Attorney
present
Legal Assistant
Crockett & Myers
Legal Secretary
Beckley and Singleton
Maid
Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Hotel

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
Executive Director
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
1996 - Current
Board Member
Women's Development Center
Founding First President
CLASS! Publications
Chair
Model Assisted Living Advisory Committee
2001 - Current
Founder
Southern Nevada Affordable Housing Committee, present
Member
Clark County Affordable Housing Committee, present