(Dec. 12) – Rep. John Buckner, D-Aurora, was appointed chairman of the House Education Committee today by Speaker-designate Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Boulder. Rep. Buckner was also reappointed as a member of the Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Buckner brings nearly four decades of experience as a principal, educator and advocate for excellence in schools to this position.

“I am proud and honored to have the opportunity to serve as chair of the Education Committee,” Rep. Buckner said. “I look forward to continuing our work to ensure that all Colorado kids have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success.”

Rep. Buckner will begin his second term representing House District 40 when the House reconvenes in January. In the 69th General Assembly Rep. Buckner was a member of the Education and Judiciary Committees.

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