President Emeritus, ASDC
Raymond Buckley was elected as Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in March of 2007. Prior to serving as Chair, he served as the Party’s 1st Vice Chair and Executive Director. His professional political involvement began when he was an organizer for Jimmy Carter’s campaign for President in 1976. Since then he has been involved with each Presidential campaign in New Hampshire as well as campaigns for Governor, US House, US Senate, and the NH State Senate. During the 2006 election cycle, he was the Executive Director for the NH Senate Democratic Caucus. In 1986 he was elected to the State House from Manchester where he served eight terms.
In January of 2009, Chairman Buckley was elected the President of the ASDC. He was re-elected to the position in February 2011 and again in January of 2013. In his role as ASDC President, he also served as a Vice Chair for the Democratic National Committee. Chairman Buckley also served on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee. As a national leader in the LGBT community, Chairman Buckley serves on the DNC’s LGBT Caucus as well as the National Stonewall Democrats. Chairman Buckley is the first openly gay politician to serve as the President of the ASDC and as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.