David Buckingham was elected MLA for Saskatoon Westview in the April 2016 provincial election. He currently serves on the Standing Committee on the Economy, and was previously a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services.
Born and raised in the farming community near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, David moved to Saskatoon in 1979 to pursue a career in the car hauling business as a commercial driver. In 1988, David and his wife Karen moved to the community of Borden to raise their three children.
Always an active volunteer in his community, David has served as a volunteer firefighter, president of the Borden Parks and Recreation Committee, and as the co-founder of the Highway 16 Fire Commission, a group that was formed to regionalize training for volunteer firefighters.
David served two terms as mayor of the Village of Borden. Prior to that he served one term as a councillor. A background in municipal government has given David a strong understanding of the issues of a growing and vibrant community. He wants to ensure the constituents of Saskatoon Westview have a voice at the provincial level as their community continues to grow.
David and his wife Karen enjoy spending time with their three children and four grandchildren.