Buckley in October 2017
|Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.|
|Assumed office |
7 December 2017
|Preceded by||Mike Pantelides|
|Born||8 February 1963|
Boksburg, South Africa
Julie Williams (m. 1997)
Gavin Buckley (born 8 February 1963) is an Australian-American politician and businessman. He has been the Mayor of Annapolis, the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland since December 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Buckley first moved to the United States in 1985. He later moved to Maryland in 1992. He is a successful businessman in Annapolis, opening four restaurants and a café. In June 2018, while he was in office, the Capital Gazette shooting happened in Annapolis, leaving five dead. After the shooting, he called for stricter gun control in the U.S., similar to laws passed in Australia following the Port Arthur massacre of 1996.
References[change | change source]
- Daniel, Zoe (11 November 2017). "Gavin Buckley elected Mayor of Annapolis after jibes about his Australian background". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- Cook, Chase (3 November 2017). "Gavin Buckley: The Aussie turned Annapolitan who wants to be mayor (seriously)". The Capital. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- Mitchell, Peter (29 June 2018). "Australian mayor of Annapolis horrified by massacre at US newspaper". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 August 2018.