The Editorial Board of the Dallas Morning News has chosen to endorse conservative Jeff Leach in the upcoming July 31stÂ run off for State Representative in House District 67.
Shedding light on the process by which the Editorial Board came to its decision, the â€śintangibles of leadership and trustâ€ť were pointed out as particularly important factors in the race. Additionally, the Dallas Morning News noted the enthusiastic endorsements of Jeff Leach by â€śthree sitting members of the Collin County legislative team and four area newcomers who won their GOP primaries for House seats.â€ť The Editorial Board declared such endorsements a â€śpowerful statement from the countyâ€™s legislative delegation that Leach is the person they would prefer to work with and put their trust in when the Legislature convenes next year.â€ť
This endorsement is yet another indication of the immense support Jeff Leach has received throughout the course of this campaign as a result of his call for and commitment to upholding our conservative principles as State Representative. The Dallas Morning News particularly pointed to Leachâ€™s â€ścall for an end to budget gimmickry and for aggressive doctor recruitment to address the Medicaid caseloadâ€ť as positions indicative of a candidate ready to take on the fight in Austin.
Running for Texas House of Representative in District 67, Jeff Leach was raised in Plano and graduated from Plano Senior High School. He is a graduate of SMUâ€™s Dedman School of Law and currently practices with the law firm of Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, where he served two terms as Student Body President. Jeff and his wife Becky are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. They live in Plano with their two children Brady, age 4, and Charlotte, age 1.
In addition to the Dallas Morning News and numerous community leaders across North Texas, Leach has previously earned endorsements from statewide organizations including Texans For Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Right to Life, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Concerned Women for America and the Collin County Conservative Republicans, among others. Leach is also â€śAâ€ť rated by the NRA and is the only candidate in the race for House District 67 that has been â€śTeaApprovedâ€ť by the North Texas Tea Party.
The full text of the Dallas Morning News endorsement can be found online atÂ www.dallasnews.com.