Plano Police Assoc. Endorses State Rep Jeff Leach for Re-ElectionJuly 21, 2020
“Jeff Leach has been a faithful friend to law enforcement from day one with a proven track record of supporting police officers and public safety in Plano.”
PLANO – State Representative Jeff Leach (HD67) announced today that he has received the endorsement and support of the Plano Police Association, representing over 75% of the Plano Police Department’s approximately 340 sworn officers and members. Representative Leach, Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Texas Criminal Justice Reform Caucus, is seeking his fifth term as State Representative for House District 67, which encompasses portions of Allen, Richardson, Dallas and Plano, his hometown, all within Collin County.
Bill Knight, President of the Plano Police Association stated: “Jeff Leach has been a faithful friend to law enforcement from day one. He has worked tirelessly to advance strong and smart criminal justice policies and to ensure our law enforcement have the resources we need to keep our communities safe. He has consistently ‘Backed the Blue’ and has a proven track record of supporting police officers and public safety in Plano, the great city where he was born and raised. The men and women of the Plano Police Association are honored to endorse Chairman Leach and are eager to work to ensure his re-election to the Texas House.”
In response to the endorsement, Representative Leach said, “I am proud to support and fight for our police officers who are working selflessly and heroically to keep our community safe. As I have done now for four terms in the Texas House, I will continue to work hand in hand with the Plano Police Association, and with all law enforcement throughout our District, to ensure safety, security and justice for every single resident who calls Plano home. Without question, I am honored and humbled to receive this endorsement from our brave men and women in blue.”
With deep roots in the community, Jeff was born and raised in Plano and is a graduate of Plano Senior High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and went on to earn his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyer, Jeff practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C., where he specializes in complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. Jeff is Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and is a member on the House Committee on Pensions, Investments and Financial Services and the House Committee on Redistricting. He has previously served on the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Texas House Criminal Justice Reform Caucus. He also serves as a legislative member on the Texas Judicial Commission. 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.