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Barbara Buckley

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Barbara Buckley
Nevada Assembly District 8
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1986
J.D.University of Arizona, 1989
Barbara Buckley (b. November 23, 1960) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 8 from 1994 to 2010. She previously served as Speaker of the House. State term limits disqualified her from re-election in 2010.


Buckley earned her B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1989. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney and has been executive director of Clark County Legal Services since 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada Assembly, Buckley served on the following committees:



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Buckley won re-election to the District 8 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Kevin Child.[2]

Buckley raised $752,919 for her campaign.[3]

Nevada State Assembly, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Buckley (D) 7,565 72.31%
Kevin Child 2,897 27.69%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Barbara Buckley's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $12,500
Cantor Gaming $10,000
Station Casinos $10,000
Nevada State Education Association $10,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $10,000


Buckley and her husband, Chan, have two children: Ford and Aiden.[4]

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Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 8
Succeeded by
Jason Frierson