|Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 19
December 1, 2012
|Preceded by||Nicole LeFavour|
|Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 19 Seat A
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
|Preceded by||Anne Pasley-Stuart|
|Succeeded by||Mat Erpelding|
October 20, 1951 |
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
|Alma mater||George Fox University
Northwest Nazarene University
Cherie Buckner-Webb (born October 29, 1951) is a Democratic politician from Boise, Idaho. In 2010 Buckner-Webb was elected to a single term in the Idaho House of Representatives representing the north Boise-based District 19. In 2012 Buckner-Webb won the district's Idaho Senate seat, succeeding the retiring Nicole LeFavour. She is Idaho's first elected African-American state legislator, and its first African-American woman legislator.
Upon taking office in the Idaho Senate Buckner-Webb was elected Democratic caucus chair.
Early life and career
- 2012 Unopposed for the May 15, 2012, Democratic primary, Buckner-Webb won with 2,473 votes. She faced Republican challenger Paul Nelson O'Leary in the November 6, 2012, general election, defeating him by a 70-30 margin.
- 2010 When three-term Democratic Representative Anne Pasley-Stuart left the seat open, Buckner-Webb won the three-way 25 May 2010, Democratic primary with 2,158 votes (78.4%) against David Cadwell and J. Dallas Gudgell. Buckner-Webb made state history, however, when she won the November 2, 2010, general election with 10,196 votes (68.4%) against Jim Morland, becoming Idaho's first elected African American state legislator, and its first African American woman legislator.
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