I was born and raised in Farmington, Mo to the late Ken & Peggy Buckley. My father was the Sheriff of St. Francois County off and on for 24 years. While my dad served as Sheriff, we lived above the old county jail in Farmington, which is now a historical site. Some of my fondest memories was my mother, Peggy, preparing food for the inmates so my brothers and I could take their meals downstairs to feed the prisoners. Not a conventional childhood but a lot of fun memories were made living above the jail. After attending Farmington High School and Mineral Area College I met my wife Kim, with whom I have been married to for 36 years. We share two children together, Son Kolby and Daughter, Kristen (deceased).
In 1979 I began running a wrecker for Dave Mull which led me to buy the business from Dave around 1987 and Buckley Towing began. I had a very successful business for the past 31 years giving me experience in budgeting, planning, construction, operating various pieces of equipment and of course gave me a working knowledge of this wonderful County I call home.
I have served as a member of the original Back-stoppers organization, past 911 Citizen Advisory Council, Board Member of First State Community Bank, served as a volunteer on the Farmington Fire Department and spent countless hours coaching Youth football. I consider it a privilege and honor to have been able to make multiple contributions to our local fire, police, and ambulance organizations on our “Front lines.”
In my spare time I enjoy racing as a hobby, particularly Vintage dirt track cars.
I look forward to serving the citizens of St. Francois County as Commissioner District 1 as we plan for a prosperous future for our growing Community.