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Charles Buckels
Vice Chairman -Republican Party of Louisiana

Charlie Buckels was elected Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana in 2008. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the Treasurer of the State Party. Mr. Buckels served as an elected delegate to the 2004 and 2008 Republican National Conventions was a member of Electoral College for 2008 Presidential Election.

Mr. Buckels began his insurance and mutual funds career in 1968, and has numerous sales, management and training achievements including the Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation. He is a 1963 graduate of Istrouma High School and he received a B.S. in Marketing from LA Tech University.

Three and half years ago Mr. Buckels embarked on another career and today in addition to family, civic, and political activities, he is employed by Redflex Traffic Systems as the Southeast US Sales Manager.

Charlie and his wife, Peggy, have been married 41 years and they have 4 grown children and 11 fabulous grandchildren. Since 1973 they have made their home in Lafayette.

Current Topic


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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