Walden, VT – Today, Deb Bucknam of Walden officially announces she will be running for Attorney General this fall as a Republican; a seat being vacated by William Sorrell.
In the coming weeks, Deb Bucknam will be releasing her campaign themes and hold a formal kick-off.
“Vermonters are looking for change in leadership and a new direction. As Attorney General, I will not only be the attorney for the state of Vermont but I will also be the attorney for the people of Vermont” said Deborah Bucknam.
“For too long, the Attorney General’s office has lacked coherent leadership. This office should not be a political office, but rather a resource for Vermonters, businesses and those who practice law. Deb Bucknam is bringing new ideas and has the experience working with Vermonters from all walks of life for decades.” said Jeff Bartley, Executive Director of the Vermont Republican Party. “She’s energetic, fiercely independently minded, and certainly not a political insider.”
Deborah T. Bucknam has been practicing law in Vermont since 1979, and was licensed to practice in New Hampshire in 2005. She has practiced in all courts in Vermont, including the Vermont Federal District Court, Vermont Supreme Court and all divisions of Vermont Superior Court, including the Probate Division, Family Division and Criminal and Civil Divisions. She has litigated hundreds of contested matters.
Deborah graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude, in 1979. She is a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association
She received a certificate from the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute in Advanced Negotiation.
She is a member of the Boards of the Thaddeus Stevens School and the Vermont Parent Representation Center.
Deborah is married to Charlie Bucknam, and they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Together, they have two married daughters, both lawyers, and 13 grandchildren