Representative Jeff Leach Announces Bid for Re-Election to the Texas House of RepresentativesSeptember 12, 2019
ALLEN – Today, State Representative Jeff Leach announced plans to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives to continue his service to the people of District 67, which includes portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County.
Representative Leach said: “When I look back on all we’ve accomplished together over the past four terms in the Texas House – all of the promises made and the promises kept – I also think about the important work ahead to make the Texas of tomorrow even stronger, safer, and brighter than the Texas of today. And so, with the loving support of Becky and our kids, I am excited to announce that I am running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.”
Since taking the oath of office in 2013, Jeff has distinguished himself as a “citizen legislator” who vigorously and effectively represents and advocates for his constituents both at home and in the Texas Capitol. Jeff understands that the best policy proposals and most effective solutions come directly from the people he is elected to serve. To that end, he continues to have a 100% meeting policy, to make his cell phone available to all constituents, and to proactively communicate and collaborate regularly with his District. To build on this commitment, with his announcement Jeff is rolling out a new and updated website, www.jeffleach.com, designed to make it easier for Texans to learn more about his record, his positions on the issues, and to connect and communicate directly with him and his team, both here at home and in the Capitol.
Through the course of serving four terms in public office, Leach has authored and passed nearly 40 pieces of legislation into law. Among other accomplishments, he has worked tirelessly to advance legislation that provides meaningful tax relief and reform, strengthens public education, protects fundamental rights and liberties, keeps our neighborhoods safe, improves our criminal justice system, invests in critical infrastructure, protects innocent human life, and strengthens protections for victims of sexual abuse and assault. He has been widely recognized by leading organizations and watchdog groups for his work, including being named a “Champion of Free Enterprise,” “Taxpayer Champion,” “Courageous Defender of Life,” “Faith and Family Champion,” “Courageous Conservative” and “Texas Realtor Champion,” among other honors. As Chairman of the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence in 2019, Leach was recognized for his work to bolster our state’s judiciary, strengthen free-speech protections, and enact bold civil justice reforms that add much-needed transparency and improve access to the Texas court system. Most recently, Jeff was named a “Friend of the Judiciary” by the Texas Center for the Judiciary and as the “2019 Best Legislator” by the Texas Civil Justice League. For specifics on Jeff’s track record, find more here.
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 was nominated to serve on the State Preservation Board and is a legislative member of the Texas Judicial Commission. He proudly serves on the Board of Trustees for Houston Baptist University and was recently nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute. Jeff 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 4). They are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church, where they have served for several years in the Young Families Ministry.