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Jason Buckel Files for Re-Election

Delegate has represented Allegany County since 2014

CUMBERLAND — Del. Jason Buckel, who has represented Allegany County in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2014, has formally filed for re-election.
Buckel, a LaVale resident and local attorney, serves as the managing member of Buckel, Levasseur and Pillai, LLC. The firm has offices in Cumberland and Hagerstown.
“When I ran for office in 2014, it was solely out of a desire to help change Allegany County and fight for new policies and a better, more aggressive effort to grow our county and focus on three major issues: economic development, better utilization of our educational resources and public safety,” Buckel said.

“Over the last few years, I’ve worked closely with the Hogan administration and with local leaders from every area of Allegany County and across all political and business backgrounds to start turning around our local economy and focusing on opportunities for the 21st century rather than many of the failures and disappointments that occurred in Allegany County in the past. It’s a big job, and we aren’t there yet certainly, but I think progress is being made. Buckel represents District 1B, which includes LaVale, Frostburg and portions of Cumberland.

In Annapolis, he serves in senior Republican leadership as the chief deputy minority whip, is the chairman of the Allegany County delegation in the House and sits on the Ways and Means Committee, whose primary jurisdiction covers K-12 education, tax and tax credit legislation, gambling, casino and horse-racing regulation and election law.

“From significant expansion of the health professions curriculum and a major new building at Frostburg State, along with creating an office of economic development at FSU, to being a big part of securing special funding from the Hogan administration to build a state of the art school facility in the new Allegany High School, to sponsoring and getting passed legislation creating new and potentially lucrative tax credits for biotechnology, cybersecurity and manufacturing businesses to locate in Allegany County, and in being a consistent voice in Annapolis for local law enforcement, correctional officers, and our first responders, I think we are starting to make an impact and I want to see the work through for four more years,” Buckel said.

Cumberland Times-News

Authority: Friends of Jason Buckel 
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