MEET BUD

  • BORN IN DODGE CITY, 1946
  • RAISED IN BUCKLIN, KANSAS
  • GRADUATED FROM FORTS HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY, 1968
  • JOINED FAMILY BUSINESS, BUCKLIN TRACTOR & IMP, 1968
  • SECOND JOB AS CITY MARSHAL AND FORD COUNTY DEPUTY, 1970-71
  • BUCKLIN CITY COUNCIL 1972-1976
  • MAYOR OF BUCKLIN, 1976-1990
  • FARMED AND RANCHED 4000 ACRES OF DRYLAND + 13 CIRCLES, AND COWS AND CALVES, AS WELL AS BTI
  • ONE OF THE OWNERS OF BTI (BUCKLIN, GREENSBURG, NESS CITY AND PRATT)
  • ONE OF THE OWNERS OF “BTI WIND” AND “HARVEST THE WIND NETWORK” ( DEALERS IN THIRTY-FIVE STATES)
  • GENERAL MANAGER OF THE BTI NESS CITY LOCATION
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DCFB RAILROAD
  • PRESIDENT OF BUCKLIN COMMUNITY BAND
  • PRESIDENT OF LIONS CLUB (4 TIMES)
  • OFFICER AND BOARD MEMBER OF BUCKLIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SINCE 1996
  • DIRECTOR OF DODGE CITY ROUNDUP SINCE 1989, SERVED AS PRESIDENT ONE TERM
  • SERVED ON THE FORD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISION
  • SERVED ON NEW JAIL COMMITTEE
  • WAS AN OFFICER AND MEMBER OF THE BOOTHILL CHAPTER OF FHSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
  • SERVING ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
  • SERVING AS A DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  • SERVING AS PRODUCTION MANAGER OF THE LIVING LAST SUPPER DRAMA ( FOR PAST 11 YEARS)
  • LIVE AT 1405 ELBOW BEND, DODGE CITY
  • HAVE 3 SONS (KU GRADS) AND 1 DAUGHTER (OU GRAD)