Dawn (Dawn) Buckingham (R-SS24)
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Capitol: 512.463.0124
FAX: 512.475.3732
District: 325.691.7284
Room E1.808 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
819 Water Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Ed Buckingham   DOB: 2/21/1968
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Administration
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberSenate Special Committee on Constitutional Issues
Counties Representing
Bandera / Bell / Blanco / Brown / Burnet / Callahan / Comanche / Coryell / Gillespie / Hamilton / Kerr / Lampasas / Llano / Mills / San Saba / Taylor / Travis


Dr. Dawn Buckingham is a Republican senator, an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, an avid hunter, a seventh-generation Texan, and a lifelong conservative fighter.

In 2016, Buckingham made history as the first Travis County Republican elected to the Texas Senate and the first woman to represent Senate District 24, a 17-county region of West Texas and the Texas Hill Country. In the Texas Senate, Buckingham has worked tirelessly to secure our border, defend our constitutional rights, protect the unborn, and uphold our traditional Texas values.

During the recent legislative session, Dawn helped pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in history, including constitutional carry, landmark election integrity reforms, banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory in our schools, stopping liberal cities like Austin from defunding the police, and passing the Texas Heartbeat Protection Act - the strongest pro-life law in the nation. Buckingham is the proud author of a law to protect Texas' historical monuments like the Alamo and passed legislation requiring all professional sports teams in Texas to honor our veterans by playing the Star-Spangled Banner before taking the field.

Dawn grew up in League City along the Texas coast. Her family later moved to Travis County, where she attended Westlake High School. After graduation, Dawn paid her way through college at the University of Texas at Austin by living at home and working two full-time jobs. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before returning to Travis County to launch her successful surgical practice.

As Texas' first female Land Commissioner, Dawn will protect our proud Texas history and fight back against the Biden Administration's assault on our state's oil and natural gas industry. Buckingham will honor our brave veterans by providing them with the help and resources they deserve and manage the state's Permanent School Fund to provide every child in Texas with a quality education that prepares them for the future.

Dawn and her husband Ed (also a surgeon) have two children in college and reside in Lakeway, Texas.