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Quick Facts
Personal Details

William Buckbee (Republican Party) is a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 67. He assumed office in 2017. His current term ends on January 6, 2021.

Buckbee (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives to represent District 67. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Representative Buckbee graduated from New Milford High School in 1989. He attended Western CT State University where he studied Business and Risk Management. Most recently, Buckbee has worked as the Executive Director of New Milford's Harrybrooke Park. He has also served as Justice of the Peace for New Milford, and served on the town's Sewer Commission and Homeless Shelter Coalition.

In 2016 Representative Buckbee was first elected to represent the District 67 in the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was most recently re-elected to this seat in 2018. After election he joined the Commerce and Energy & Technology Committees and was selected to serve as the Ranking Member of the Internship Committee.

Education

  • Business Administration/Managment and Operations, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Business/Risk Management, Western Connecticut State University
  • Parks/Recreation/Leisuure/Fitness Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

  • Business Administration/Managment and Operations, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Business/Risk Management, Western Connecticut State University
  • Parks/Recreation/Leisuure/Fitness Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Executive Director, Harrybrooke Park & Harden House, 2016-present
  • Justice of the Peace, Town of New Milford, 2005-present
  • Voice Over Artists/Actor, Self Employed, 1998-present
  • Spokesman/Celebrity Relations, Madstar Mobile, 2015-2016
  • Vice President, Action Audio Apps, 2014-2015
  • Vice President, Madstar Mobile, 2014
  • Employee, People's Power and Gas, 2012-2014
  • Board of Managers, Orlando Predators Arena League Football Team, 2013
  • Executive Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2011-2012
  • Vice President, Customer Relations, Public Power Limited Liability Company, 2008-2010
  • Sales Manager, New Milford Sports Club, 2007-2009

Political Experience

  • Business Administration/Managment and Operations, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Business/Risk Management, Western Connecticut State University
  • Parks/Recreation/Leisuure/Fitness Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Executive Director, Harrybrooke Park & Harden House, 2016-present
  • Justice of the Peace, Town of New Milford, 2005-present
  • Voice Over Artists/Actor, Self Employed, 1998-present
  • Spokesman/Celebrity Relations, Madstar Mobile, 2015-2016
  • Vice President, Action Audio Apps, 2014-2015
  • Vice President, Madstar Mobile, 2014
  • Employee, People's Power and Gas, 2012-2014
  • Board of Managers, Orlando Predators Arena League Football Team, 2013
  • Executive Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2011-2012
  • Vice President, Customer Relations, Public Power Limited Liability Company, 2008-2010
  • Sales Manager, New Milford Sports Club, 2007-2009
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 67, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 67, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Children Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Commerce

Member, Energy and Technology

Ranking Member, Internship

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Business Administration/Managment and Operations, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Business/Risk Management, Western Connecticut State University
  • Parks/Recreation/Leisuure/Fitness Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Executive Director, Harrybrooke Park & Harden House, 2016-present
  • Justice of the Peace, Town of New Milford, 2005-present
  • Voice Over Artists/Actor, Self Employed, 1998-present
  • Spokesman/Celebrity Relations, Madstar Mobile, 2015-2016
  • Vice President, Action Audio Apps, 2014-2015
  • Vice President, Madstar Mobile, 2014
  • Employee, People's Power and Gas, 2012-2014
  • Board of Managers, Orlando Predators Arena League Football Team, 2013
  • Executive Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2011-2012
  • Vice President, Customer Relations, Public Power Limited Liability Company, 2008-2010
  • Sales Manager, New Milford Sports Club, 2007-2009
  • Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 67, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Connecticut State House of Representatives, District 67, 2018
  • Board Member, Local Chapter, Stand Up and Play Foundation, 2017-present
  • Board Secretary, Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation, 2016-present
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition, 2015-present
  • Founder, Run Santa Run, 2011-present
  • Member, Water Witch Hose Co Number 2, 2006-present
  • Vice Chair, New Milford Sewer Commission, 2007-2017

Other Info

  • George C. Buckbee Sr.,

  • Retired Town Clerk for the Town of New Milford

Elections

2018

In addition to running as a Republican Party candidate, Buckbee cross-filed to also run with the Independent Party in 2018.


General election
General election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 67

Incumbent William Buckbee (R) defeated Thomas O'Brien (D) in the general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 67 on November 6, 2018.

William Buckbee (R)
57.7%
5,663 Votes

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Thomas O'Brien (D)
42.3%
4,150 Votes

Total votes: 9,813

Democratic primary election

The Democratic primary was canceled.

Republican primary election

The Republican primary was canceled.


2016

Elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016. Incumbent Cecilia Buck-Taylor (R) did not seek re-election.

William Buckbee defeated Mary Jane Lundgren and Cindy Day in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 67 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 67 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png William Buckbee 58.02% 6,539
Democratic Mary Jane Lundgren 40.15% 4,525
Green Cindy Day 1.84% 207
Total Votes 11,271
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Mary Jane Lundgren ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 67 Democratic primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 67 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Mary Jane Lundgren (unopposed)
William Buckbee ran unopposed in the Connecticut House of Representatives District 67 Republican primary.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 67 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png William Buckbee (unopposed)


Articles

Issue Position: Taxes

Jan. 1, 2018

No new taxes - Connecticut residents already pay the 4th highest property tax in the nation, and that is unacceptable. Our issue is not with revenue, our issue is with spending. We must address how the state spends our money while protecting seniors, children, veterans and those who cannot care for themselves.

Issue Position: Firearms

Jan. 1, 2016

CT has the 2nd most stringent firearm laws in the country. More laws to gun owners is not the solution, but enforcement is the right step. Criminals, by nature, do not obey the laws. We must ensure greater safety to the general public while ensuring the rights of gun owners in the process with their state and federal constitutional rights intact.

Issue Position: Pay Equity

Jan. 1, 2016

Equal pay for equal jobs. Gender should never be a deciding factor and has become a "hot topic" in the national campaign. Pay equity laws are a step in the right direction, but more must be done to ensure equality. We must include corporations and small business owners in the discussion to create a common ground solution.

Events

2019

Oct. 10
Community Job Fair

Thur 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

John Pettibone Community Center New Milford, CT