David Buckingham was first elected MLA for Saskatoon Westview in the April 2016 provincial election. He is the government Caucus Chair. He has been a board member on the Meewasin Valley Authority since May 2017. David has successfully completed his Fellowship with the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership.
He was previously a member of the Standing Committee on the Economy and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Immigration and Career Training.
A strong background in municipal government has given David a first-hand understanding of the issues of a growing and vibrant community. Given that knowledge, he wants to ensure the constituents of Saskatoon Westview have a voice at the provincial level as their community continues to grow.
Born and raised in a farming community near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, David moved to Saskatoon in 1979 to pursue a career in the car hauling industry as a commercial driver. In 1988, David and his wife Karen moved to the community of Borden to raise their three children.
During David’s career as a commercial driver, he served as the Mayor of Borden for two terms and as a Councillor for one term. David was the President of the Borden Parks and Recreation Committee and this background has aided him in his role as a Board Member of the Meewasin Valley Authority.
David has been an active volunteer in his community. He served as a volunteer firefighter and was the co-founder of the Highway 16 Fire Commission, a group that was formed to regionalize and provide better training for volunteer firefighters in rural communities.
David and Karen enjoy spending time with their family and friends.