Joseph Buckner was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. He currently attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill double majoring in Public Policy and Political Science with a minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). Joseph has been involved in politics long before he could even vote, knocking doors throughout high school and running his first campaign at the age of 17. Since his first campaign, Joseph has served senior roles on two other campaigns, including a mayoral campaign and a statewide NCGOP Chairmanship campaign. When he is not politicking around North Carolina, you will find Joseph on the golf course or spending time with family and friends. Currently, he serves as the Senior Aide to Michael Whatley, Chairman of the NCGOP.