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Jason C. Buckel

Minority Leader
Maryland House of Delegates

Born in Allegany County, Jason C. Buckel earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Mason University and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1996.

He started his own law practice and was a member of the Allegany County Republican Central Committee from 2006 to 2014. He was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014.

In April 2021, Buckel was elected House minority leader.

Buckel is an associate member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Cumberland.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment?

I have been blessed to have a relatively successful career as a litigator, but in the political arena I am very proud of the work we have done on legislation to advance the interests of Western Maryland, as well as the work I have been able to be a part of on the Ways and Means Committee on tax incentive and gaming issues for all Marylanders.

What is the most important life lesson you learned?

Most things aren’t personal. And always be nice, until it’s time not to be nice.

What do you do for fun and why?

I enjoy most sports and spending time with my son.