Jeffâ€™s roots in House District 67 run deep. Born here. Raised here. Educated here. He met his wife Becky â€“ his high school sweetheart â€“ here. Â And now theyâ€™re raising their family here. Jeff knows what has made our district the best place in Texas to raise a family, and he knows what it takes to keep it that way.
Heâ€™s a product of our local schools. And heâ€™s personally spent time at every one of the nearly 50 public schools in his district. He understands whatâ€™s at stake and he understands what needs to be done to improve education in Texas and unleash the potential of our schoolchildren, the next generation of Texas leaders. During his four terms in office, heâ€™s partnered with educators, parents and students to advance transformative school finance reforms, make historic investments in our classroom, and stop our stateâ€™s overreliance on standardized testing. Heâ€™s done all of this while protecting the Texas taxpayer and working to rein in the size and scope of government.
Heâ€™s proven his commitment to reform our stateâ€™s property tax system and has been instrumental in implementing reforms that make our government more open and honest and responsive to the taxpayer. His record demonstrates his fierce commitment to advance business-friendly policies that keep taxes low, ensure that our regulations are fair and predictable, and limit the governmentâ€™s involvement in the lives of Texans.
With an unquestioned conservative track record and a notable list of legislative accomplishments Jeff has kept his promise to his constituents to be on the front lines in the fights that are important to the Texans of today and the future Texans of tomorrow. Heâ€™s fought to safeguard our liberties.Â To protect the rule of law.Â To strengthen our free markets. To fight for innocent life. To keep our communities safe.Â And heâ€™s more committed to this promise than ever before.
More than ever, Jeff knows that the best public policy ideas come from you â€“ the people he is elected to serve.Â This is why he continues to hold a 100% meeting policy to provide constituents with an opportunity to voice their concerns and provide feedback on the issues facing our community and state, while working collaboratively to deliver meaningful solutions for his district and the people of Texas.
After graduating from Plano Senior High School and Baylor University, Jeff earned his law degree from Southern Methodist Universityâ€™s Dedman School of Law, and currently practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP in Dallas, specializing in complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. Â Jeff was recently selected recognized as a â€śRising Starâ€ť byÂ Texas Super Lawyers.Â Jeff is a proud Member of the Board of Trustees for Houston Baptist University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Meals on Wheels of Collin County.Â Jeff and Becky are the proud parents of Brady (age 11), Charlotte (age 8) and Landry (age 4).Â Becky is a writer, speaker and artist, and serves as a fierce advocate for victims of sexual abuse and assault.