Candidate for State Senate, District 24, to meet locals before Nov. vote
Dr. Dawn Buckingham, an ophthalmologist from the Austin area, is speaking to the Salado Area Republican Women Thursday, October 27, at the Civic Center. Buckingham won the Republican Primary for State Senate, District 24, a race which originally had seven candidates. Her win came with the runoff election. The luncheon meeting will start at 11:30 a.m.but the candidate will be available to visit with before the meeting.
Those interested in attending the open meeting need to contact Deborah Roberson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (281) 787-1073 by Friday, October 21. The cost of the luncheon is $12.
Her commitment to service began early when she served as a volunteer fire fighter, and she is a graduate of the A&M Fire School. Dawn lived at home and worked two jobs to pay for college at UT Austin, graduating Magna Cum Laude and debt-free. It was also during college that Dawn met the love of her life and husband of 23 years, Ed Buckingham.
Dawn and Ed both received their medical degrees from the Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dawn’s commitment to service and recognition for her work has allowed her to hold leadership positions in local, state, and national medical organizations. She also volunteers regularly in her community with her teenage children to continue the legacy of service.
During her tenure as a trustee on the Lake Travis ISD School Board, Dawn’s conservative approach helped cut unnecessary costs while maintaining high quality instruction. Currently, Dawn holds a gubernatorial appointment as the vice chair of the State Board of Educator Certification. Additionally, she has served as the Lieutenant Governor’s appointee on the Sunset Commission, where she reduced the size of government and increased efficiency of government services.