was a 2012 Democratic
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
representing the 1st Congressional District
. Buckmaster was defeated by Charles Kendall Hatchett
in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012.
- Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, Biology
- University of Kentucky Medical School
- See also: Kentucky's 1st congressional district elections, 2012
Buckmaster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kentucky's 1st District. Buckmaster sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.  Buckmaster was defeated by Charles Kendall Hatchett in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ed Whitfield ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week. The new deadline was February 7. The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.
|Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Charles Kendall Hatchett
| James Buckmaster
Buckmaster, his wife, Marcia, and their 8 children live in Henderson, Kentucky.