"Politics is about making people's lives better" --Senator Paul Wellstone
Peter Buckley represents south Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2004 following an over 20 year career as a director, writer, actor and producer in west coast regional theatre. He has been a House co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways & Means, the Legislature's budget writing committee, since December of 2008. Peter lives in Ashland, with his wife, Joan Langley, who is the education director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.