Cherie Buckner-Webb

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Cherie Buckner-Webb
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 19
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Preceded by Nicole LeFavour
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 19 Seat A
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
Preceded by Anne Pasley-Stuart
Succeeded by Mat Erpelding
Personal details
Born (1951-10-20) October 20, 1951 (age 64)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater George Fox University
Northwest Nazarene University
Website Campaign website

Cherie Buckner-Webb (born October 29, 1951)[1] 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.[2] In 2012 Buckner-Webb won the district's Idaho Senate seat, succeeding the retiring Nicole LeFavour.[3] 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.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Buckner-Webb earned her bachelor's degree from George Fox University and her master's degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University.

Elections[edit]

  • 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,[5] defeating him by a 70-30 margin.[3]
  • 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.[6] Buckner-Webb made state history, however, when she won the November 2, 2010, general election with 10,196 votes (68.4%) against Jim Morland,[7] becoming Idaho's first elected African American state legislator, and its first African American woman legislator.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Membership: Cherie Buckner-Webb". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Representative Cherie Buckner-Webb's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 2012 - General Election Statewide Totals (accessed 8 November 2012)
  4. ^ "Idaho House Republicans oust Speaker Denney in a rare coup for a tradition-bound body" Idaho Statesman, December 6, 2012 (accessed 6 December 2012).
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Madsen, Roger B. (January 15, 2011). "Roger B. Madsen Remarks: Martin Luther King Day Ceremonies". Idaho Department of Labor. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

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