Janet Buckner

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Janet Buckner
Speaker pro tempore of the Colorado House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 4, 2019
Preceded byJessie Danielson
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 40th district
Assumed office
July 15, 2015
Preceded byJohn Buckner
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)John Buckner
EducationBall State University (BA)

Janet Buckner is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. She represents District 40, which covers a portion of Arapahoe County.

Buckner was appointed to her seat in 2015 to replace her husband John Buckner after his death in office; she kept the seat in the 2016 elections. She was a professional speech and language therapist until her retirement in 2007.[1][2]

Buckner is the vice chair of the House Education Committee and also serves on the House Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee.[3]


After her appointment to her House seat in 2015, Buckner was elected to keep her seat in 2016, winning with 57.69% of the vote against Republican opponent Todd Brophy.[4]


  1. ^ "Democratic committee selects Janet Buckner for HD 40 seat". Aurora Sentinel. June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Bartels, Lynn (June 18, 2015). "Janet Buckner runs for House seat: "This is what John would want"". Denver Post. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Representative Janet P. Buckner". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Janet Buckner". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 9, 2017.

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Colorado House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jessie Danielson
Speaker pro tempore of the Colorado House of Representatives