Ken Buck

U.S. Congressman (R-CO, 2015-2024), Former District Attorney & DOJ Prosecutor
Ken Buck in front of the American Flag
  • Influential U.S. Congressman from 2015-2024, as well as a former DA and DOJ prosecutor with a strong record against crime
  • A staunch supporter for policies and legislation that spark positive change in politics while upholding American values
  • Engages audiences in conversations centered on the issues driving voters to the polls, and why they matter to organizations and their industries

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Widely respected for his determined dedication to upholding American values and democracy, The Honorable Ken Buck represented Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives during one of the most transformative periods in our nation’s history. Republican Congressman Buck was first elected to Congress in 2014 and served an impactful five terms until making the decision to resign in 2024. Throughout his decade-long tenure in Congress, Buck sought to affect change to policy and politics from inside the beltway and championed legislation in favor of small government, less debt, and antitrust initiatives. Following his time in Congress, Buck retains his unwavering passion for driving meaningful change in politics and solving problems for the American people.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Buck brings insights and ideas to any discussion as he leads an engaging conversation focused on the political issues that are reshaping business and society, and relates what’s happening in politics to topics of concern for organizations and their industries. Whether discussing the complexities of policy or the importance of principled leadership, Buck delivers his message with a rare blend of passion and pragmatism, and his ability to distill complex issues into digestible concepts leaves audiences more informed about the issues that impact every aspect of their daily lives. Additionally, Buck is able to draw upon his experiences and expertise as a former District Attorney and U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor to examine the legal challenges of the day with clarity and precision.

While in Congress, Buck served on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law; the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship; and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific and Western Hemisphere. He served as chair of the Colorado Republican Party from 2019-2021. Prior to entering politics, Buck was a prominent lawyer with a strong record of criminal prosecution and crime prevention who, as the District Attorney for Weld County from 2004-2014, oversaw a 50 percent decrease in the crime rate — one of the best records in the country. He began his career in law working under then-Congressman and future Vice President Dick Cheney on the Iran-Contra Investigation before becoming a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Beyond politics and law, Buck is equally focused on uplifting groups on a local level as he is at the national level. He has volunteered and served on the boards of various community groups. He also spearheaded a group of community leaders to launch the Juvenile Assessment Center, which is credited with supporting more than 2,000 kids and their families in getting back on the right path in life.

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Beyond the Ballot: A Look at What’s Now and Next for American Politics. Having been among the influential voices in the U.S. House of Representatives shaping the future of our nation, Congressman Ken Buck possesses as-close-as-you-can-get perspective on the ever-evolving political landscape and how things work behind the scenes of politics and policy. In this talk, Buck explores the key issues that will drive voters to the polls in upcoming elections, as well as their potential impact on the audiences’ organizations and industries, while also proposing new ideas for the steps that need to be taken to create systems and pass policies that benefit the American people. Buck shares his insights into what’s happening in politics (and why) in a manner that empowers listeners to form their own opinions on the issues and adapt their organizations and communities accordingly.  

The Legal Compass: Navigating the Current State of Law. In addition to a near decade-long tenure in Congress, Ken Buck is a former Colorado District Attorney and U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor who is regarded among the most authoritative voices on the law. Offering a comprehensive analysis of the hot-button legal issues of the day, Buck provides invaluable perspective and expertise on the intricacies shaping our nation’s legal framework as he dissects emerging legal challenges, pivotal Supreme Court rulings, and other topics of interest to the audience.  

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