- Is Raymond Buckley Democrat or Republican? Democrat
- Age: 61 years old born on 14 November 1959
- Hometown: New Hampshire, United States
- Occupation: Politician
Raymond Buckley is first openly gay President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs in the United States.
Raymond Buckley is native of New Hampshire, his family has been on the land since 1635.
According to his Twitter bio he has 4 sons but the further details are unknown.
He has 3 siblings Phil Buckley, Brenda Hall and Janetta Heath they all stay in NH state.
He has served eight terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
He has been active in politics since he was 8 years old and has worked in numerous local, state and nation level campaigns.
Officially he joined in 1976 during Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign 1976.
After joining politics he served on the staff of the New Hampshire’s House Democratic Leadership for several years.
There was no looking back after entering the politics he was part of all presidential campaigns on the national level. Including Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, and Barack Obama.
He has also been part of all local and state-level campaigns in New Hampshire. Including Governor, U.S. Senate, and Congress.
In 2005 he was appointed as the Director of the New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus. Under his leadership, Democrats were able to secure the majority in over 150 years.
In 2004 he was elected Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and served 4 terms.
In 2007, he was elected Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. For the past 12 years, he is the Chair of the party in NH state.
Buckley was elected as a House of Representatives of New Hampshire in 1986. He served 8 terms in the office during the tenures he was also a member of various committees.
He was one of the founding members of the New Hampshire Citizens for Gay and Lesbian Rights. Here he served two terms on the board of New Hampshire Gay Pride Committee.
Child Pornography Controversy
In 2007 Raymond Buckley was accused by his former partner Rep. Steve Vaillancourt of possession of child pornography.
Rep. Steve Vaillancourt is Democrat turned Republican. He was partner of Buckley for 16 years and stayed in the same house. Vaillancourt evicted Buckley in 1999.
After a through investigation the allegations were found to be baseless and and Buckley was given clean-chit.