Jeff’s Track Record
“After serving in the Texas House for six terms, I am proud of all that we’ve accomplished – TOGETHER! This record of achievement is one that we can be proud of – and it spurs me on, as your advocate in Austin, to be more committed than ever to roll-up my sleeves to deliver results for you, your family, our community and the entire State of Texas.”
Since taking the oath of office, Jeff himself has authored and passed almost 75 pieces of legislation, and Co-Authored dozens of additional landmark bills, that lower your taxes, protect your paycheck, boost the Texas economy, ensure safe communities, strengthen our civil justice system, and keep Texas strong and free. That’s why he’s been recognized by leading Texas organizations as a Champion for Free Enterprise, Courageous Conservative, and Faith & Family Champion, among others. He’s endorsed and supported by community leaders, elected officials, advocacy groups and, most importantly, countless neighbors, friends and constituents. They know his record. And so should you…
Worked to Secure Our Border
A strong Texas depends on a safe Texas. Where the Biden administration has failed to secure our southern border, the Texas legislature has stepped up to provide much-needed funding, resources and personnel to help keep our communities safe.
Provided Real and Lasting Property Tax Relief
This session, Jeff was on the front lines to secure monumental property tax relief for Texas homeowners. SB 2 provides more than $12 billion to reduce the school property tax rate, raises the homestead exemption from $40,000 to $100,000 and creates newly elected positions on local appraisal boards. Jeff was proud to support this historic legislation that will provide Texas homeowners with real and lasting property tax relief!
Fought Back Against Attacks on Our Children
Jeff knows that our kids are under attack and are being influenced by a dangerous ideology. He fought back and championed legislation to protect our children, starting with SB 14 which bans harmful and irreversible gender modification procedures on minors. He also safeguarded our kids from being exposed to sexually explicit books in school (HB 900) and sexually oriented performances or drag shows (SB 12).
Promoted a Culture of Life
Perhaps more than any other issue, Jeff is passionately committed to protecting innocent life in Texas. And his record is clear. Last session he was on the front lines to pass both The Heartbeat Bill as well as HB 1280 which essentially outlawed abortion in Texas when the Supreme Court reversed it’s ruling on Roe vs. Wade. This session he continued his commitment to helping those who find themselves in an unwanted pregnancy by providing an additional $25 million to the Alternatives to Abortion program. Likewise, he passed legislation which ensures that a patient’s life affirming wishes are respected by doctors and hospitals, especially in end-of-life situations.
Protected Your Paycheck
Jeff believes that Texans know much better how to steward their hard-earned money than any politician in Austin. That’s why he’s been on the front lines in the fight to keep taxes low – working diligently against efforts to impose a state income on Texas workers. In 2019, he authored and passed the enabling legislation for Prop 4 – a constitutional amendment banning the imposition of a state income tax on individuals. Texans overwhelmingly agreed, and Prop 4 passed with nearly 75% of the vote.
Defended Your Second Amendment Rights
Jeff believes strongly that securing and safeguarding your fundamental rights and liberties is one of the most important duties of the legislature. That’s why he was proud to co-author House Bill 1927 ensuring that law-abiding Texans ages 21 or older can carry a handgun for self-defense and protection of their families without a state issued license. Additionally, Jeff supported HB 2622 naming Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State thus providing an additional layer of protection against federal overreach.
Bolstered Public Education
With three kids in public school, Jeff knows firsthand the importance of investing in the future Texans of tomorrow. During the 86th Legislative Session, Jeff co-authored and fought for House Bill 3 which invested $12 billion into the Texas public education system. And this year, the legislature continued their commitment by fully funding public education, giving our retired teachers a much needed cost-of-living adjustment as well as a 13th paycheck. Jeff knows that preparing for the Texas of tomorrow means investing in the Texas children of today.
Preserved Religious Freedom & Fundamental Rights
Time and time again, Jeff has been devoted to advancing and supporting legislation that protects your religious freedom. That’s why, during the 87th Legislative session, Jeff authored SJR 27, along with Senator Kelly Hancock, which amended the Texas Constitution to prohibit any government official from ever closing our churches or houses of worship. This amendment was overwhelmingly passed by voters in November 2021.
Invested in Texas' Infrastructure
It’s imperative that Texas plans for future generations and that’s why Jeff was proud to support SB 28. This legislation dedicates billions of dollars towards improving current water infrastructure and security as well as building out new water framework that would see Texas through even the most severe droughts. Additionally, Jeff co-authored HB 9 which will expand broadband connectivity throughout the state.
Delivered Swift Punishment for Fentanyl Crimes
The growing fentanyl crisis has reached critical levels and is affecting people right here in our community. HB 6, which Jeff co-authored, will increase the penalty for those who manufacture or deliver fentanyl in Texas.
Prioritized School Safety
With three children in public schools himself, Jeff knows firsthand the importance of making sure our kids are safe at school. He was proud to co-author HB 3 which ensures at least one armed security guard at every school campus, invests additional state funding for school safety measures, and provides oversight for the implementation of new safety rules.
Safeguarded the Integrity of Our Elections
The integrity of our elections is paramount to preserving, safeguarding, and strengthening our democracy. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue – but instead should be an issue that unites every freedom-loving American who wants to work together to ensure the highest levels of trust in our institutions and in our elected leaders. That’s why Jeff has worked to pass bills that secure ballots-by-mail, close loopholes in election laws, bolster transparency and restore trust in our election process. Afterall, every single legal voter in Texas should have full and complete access to the ballot box. And every illegal voter in Texas should know that our laws will hold them accountable.
Strengthened Our Disaster Response
The 87th Legislative session was just 6 weeks underway when Winter Storm Uri hit and drastically changed the direction and focus of every legislator – including Jeff. His office fielded thousands of emails and phone calls and he was dedicated to provided real time updates and meaningful communication with his constituents. Immediately upon returning to Austin, Jeff and his colleagues got to work zeroing in on what caused our electric grid to fail and worked with experts and stakeholders to come up with real, substantive solutions. The legislature passed many bills that dealt with a multitude of issues including reforming EROCT and the PUC, ensuring the reliability and resiliency of the ERCOT grid, providing the funding mechanism necessary to ensure winterization of Texas’ grids, protecting consumers from sky-high electric bills and preserving customer choice and access to different energy sources.
Improved Access to Health Care for All Texans
A strong advocate for women’s health, Jeff has been instrumental in reinforcing the “Healthy Texas Women” program, which is designed to provide preventative healthcare support and services, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, for eligible women all across the Lone Star State. He co-authored legislation which provides 12 months of Medicaid coverage for new moms. Importantly, Jeff also co-authored legislation that expanded access to telehealth, telemedicine, and teledentistry services to improve health outcomes.