Daily Journal masthead

Wife of former Aurora Rep. Buckner takes oath of office to replace him after his death


DENVER — The wife of former Aurora Rep. John Buckner has taken the oath of office to serve the rest of his term after his death in May.

Janet Buckner, 68, took the oath in the Colorado House chambers Wednesday afternoon amid cheers from her family and guests. She will be taking her husband's seat for the 2016 legislative session that begins in January.

Buckner died May 28 after battling a respiratory illness. He was 67.

Janet Buckner will have to run for election in November 2016 if she wants to keep the seat for a two-year term.

She worked in medical sales for more than three decades before retiring in 2007. She also worked previously as a speech and language therapist.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.