Jack Buckland serves as the Democratic US Secretary of Labor under President Josiah Bartlet from 2002 to 2007.


Jack Buckland is a former US Olympian, who served as the Governor of Indiana but was facing term limits in 2002. When the MS scandal breaks out, Buckland takes advantage of the weakened status of the White House and starts courting Victor Campos, a Latinx advocate who is the most powerful California liaison for any Presidential candidate, as Campos oversees a vast network and helped President Bartlet win the state. The Bartlet Administration manages to reaffirm their relationship with Campos[1] and Buckland, who would have challenged Bartlet in the 2002 Presidential primaries and is talked out of it by Josh Lyman, is instead offered the position of Secretary of Labor in the Bartlet Cabinet, succeeding Carl Reid.

Buckland is close to the labor unions, but is a moderate-to-conservative Democrat on other issues, particularly the environment. It is stated that Buckland helped Bartlet greatly in Indiana and the Midwest in the 1998 election and Josh Lyman felt he would have been a good addition to the ticket if they had not have chosen Hoynes (though Buckland himself believed Bartlet would not have won without Hoynes helping them unify Democrats and carry Southern states).


Olivia Buckland

Olivia is a member of US House of Representatives.

Notes and references

bartlet cabinet
Vice President   John HoynesBob Russell
Secretary of State   Lewis Berryhill
Secretary of the Treasury   Ken KatoKaren Browning
Secretary of Defense   Miles Hutchinson
Attorney General   Dan LarsonAlan Fisk
Secretary of the Interior   Bill Horton
Secretary of Agriculture   Roger Tribbey
Secretary of Commerce   Mitch Bryce
Secretary of Labor   Carl ReidJack Buckland
Secretary of Health and Human Services   Blieden
Secretary of Education   Jim Kane
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development   Deborah O'LearyBill Fisher
Secretary of Transportation   Keaton
Secretary of Energy   Ben ZaharianBill TrotterGerald Deloit
Secretary of Veterans Affairs   Weaver
White House Chief of Staff   Leo McGarryC.J. Cregg
Director of Central Intelligence   Rob KonradGeorge Rollie

Carl Reid
United States Secretary of Labor
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