"Commissioner Reflections for the 20-21 Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission "
Jun 03, 2022
John C. Buckley III, MA, JD
"Commissioner Reflections for the 20-21 Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission "

John Buckley is a United States Air Force Academy graduate who flew fighters and taught political science at the Academy.  After ten years of active duty, he graduated from Harvard Law School with concentrations in corporate litigation and international law.   He served on the Board of Directors of the National Lawyer’s Association, as well as a member of the Financial Planning Association.  He is a founding member of WealthCounsel LLC (www.wealthcounsel.com), comprised of many of the top estate and business planning attorneys in America.  He has been an international business consultant with 16 years’ experience in Middle Eastern culture and business practices, as well as experience in Russia.

Mr. Buckley is an active Rotarian, and was President of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs in 2013-14 (www. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3250).  He also served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Champions Foundation for local high school scholar athletes.  He serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Colorado Parkinson Foundation.  He served for several years on the 4th Judicial District Veterans Trauma Court, as well as the board of the Senior Resource Council (www.srccos.org).  He recently served as one of twelve Commissioners rewriting the districts for 35 senatorial and 65 house legislative seats for the State of Colorado.  The Colorado Supreme Court approved the Commission’s work without revision.

He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the USAF Reserves, having served as a fighter pilot, intelligence officer, and culminating in service as a space test and aggressor squadron commander prior to retiring after 24+ years of commissioned service.  John Buckley and his wife Melinda (a high school classmate) have six children and eleven grandchildren between them.

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