6 of 7 ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ENDORSE STATE REPRESENTATIVE JEFF LEACH FOR RE-ELECTIONJuly 23, 2020
“Representative Leach has been a ready listener, a reliable voice and an effective advocate” for Allen
ALLEN – Today, State Representative Jeff Leach (House District 67) announced that he has been endorsed for re-election by Allen Mayor Debbie Stout, Allen Mayor Pro Tem Gary Caplinger, and Allen City Councilmembers Kurt Kizer, Baine Brooks, Carl Clemencich and Chris Schulmeister. Representative Leach is seeking his fifth term as State Representative for House District 67, which encompasses portions of Allen, where he and his family call home, along with portions of Plano, Richardson, and Dallas in Collin County.
Councilmember Schulmeister stated, “I have seen first-hand how Representative Leach and his team have been readily available and accessible, not only to City Council Members, but to each and every one of his constituents in Allen. He has proven himself to be a ready listener, a reliable voice and an effective advocate in Austin and I know we can count on his continued leadership as we work together to ensure Allen remains one of the best cities in Texas to live, work and raise a family.”
Mayor Pro Tem, Gary Caplinger, said of Leach, “Jeff has positioned himself where he can get things done for the citizens of House District 67 as well as the entire State of Texas.”
In response to these endorsements, Representative Leach stated, “During my four terms in the Texas House I have sought to work collaboratively with our local leaders, including my friends on the Allen City Council, to ensure our community remains strong, vibrant and prosperous, not only for our Allen neighbors of today, but for those who will plant their homes and businesses here in the future. Without question, Allen is immensely blessed to be led by Mayor Stout, Mayor Pro Tem Caplinger and Council Members Kizer, Brooks, Clemencich and Schulmeister. I am grateful to have their support and look forward to working together to ensure Allen is even stronger than it already is.”
Representative Leach, an Allen resident, has deep roots in House District 67. Raised and educated in the district, Jeff went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyer, Jeff currently practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw, L.L.P., where he specializes in complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. Jeff is Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and is a member on the House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services and the House Committee on Redistricting. He also serves as a legislative member on the Texas Judicial Commission. He has previously served as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Urban Affairs, and as a member on the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development and the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. Jeff and his wife Becky, a speaker, writer and artist, are the proud parents of Brady (age 12), Charlotte (age 9) and Landry (age 5). They are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church, where they have served for several years in the Young Families Ministry.