Rep. Jeff Leach Endorsed by Collin County Commissioners CourtNovember 7, 2019
ALLEN – Today, Representative Jeff Leach announced campaign endorsements from the entire Collin County Commissioners Court, showing strong support from local elected leaders including County Judge Chris Hill, Commissioner Duncan Webb, Commissioner Cheryl Williams, Commissioner Susan Fletcher and Commissioner Darrell Hale. The five-member court, led by County Judge Hill, is the chief governing body for Collin County and is tasked with leading, delivering and funding essential county services, including criminal justice, public safety, infrastructure, and public health, as prescribed by the State of Texas.
Cheryl Williams, long-time Richardson resident and Commissioner of Precinct 2, including much of House District 67, said “With deep roots in Collin County, Jeff understands the needs and priorities of our fast- growing community, and has proven himself to be an exceptionally effective leader in the Texas House of Representatives. He is firmly committed to listening, to working hand-in-hand with his constituents and community leaders, and to collaborating and building consensus on complex issues important to our District. Jeff and his team are fierce and effective advocates on our behalf in Austin and, without reservation, I fully support his re-election.”
As Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence during the 86th Legislative Session, Leach served as the House companion author of SB 891 – legislation that authorizes the creation of 17 judicial courts through the state – including two in Collin County – along with magistration authority to reduce the growing backlog within the judiciary system. This legislative package in itself was a major priority for the Collin County Commissioner’s Court headed into the legislative session. Further, Leach authored and passed HB 2384, instituting a new compensation-system for Judges and District Attorneys across Texas, including the first pay raise for many Judges in nearly a decade. Leach has been recognized by numerous statewide organizations for his work to strengthen the judiciary, ensure greater access to our courts and to reform civil practice and procedure. Specifically, he was recognized as a “Friend of the Judiciary” by the Texas Center for the Judiciary and “2019 Best Legislator” by the Texas Civil Justice League.
Susan Fletcher, Commissioner of Precinct 1, stated “I have known, and served alongside Jeff Leach for many years, and I can say first-hand that he is a man of faith, a man of the utmost integrity, and a man who is wholly devoted to serving his constituents. During his four sessions in the Texas House, Jeff Leach has worked tirelessly for us, proving to be a strong voice in representing Collin County, both here at home, as well as in Austin. He’s built an impressive resume of accomplishments on our behalf – delivering meaningful victories for Texas taxpayers, and I am excited to wholeheartedly endorse and support Jeff Leach for re-election. “
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 serves on the Texas Judicial Commission, and is a proud member of the Board of Trustees for Houston Baptist University. He was recently nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and also serves on the Advisory Board for Meals on Wheels of Collin County. Jeff and his wife Becky, a speaker, writer and author, are the proud parents of Brady (age 11), Charlotte (age 8) and Landry (age 5). They are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church, where they have served for severalyears in the Young Families Ministry.