Richardson Police Officers’ Association Endorses State Rep. Jeff LeachJuly 28, 2020
“We urge the citizens of Richardson: If you support your police officers and want to keep our streets safe, then join with us and support Jeff Leach for re-election.”
RICHARDSON – Today, Representative Jeff Leach (House District 67) announced another significant endorsement in his campaign for re-election with the backing of the Richardson Police Officers Association. This announcement comes on the heels of recent endorsements by the Plano Police Association, the Dallas Police Association and the Texas Municipal Police Association. Representative Leach, Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & 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 Richardson, Allen, Plano and Dallas in Collin County.
Eric Willadsen, President of the Richardson Police Association stated: “In the race for Texas House District 67, the choice is clear. The Richardson Police Officers’ Association is honored to stand behind Jeff Leach for re-election as he has consistently, without reservation, supported the men and women in law enforcement, ensuring we have the tools we need to keep our streets safe. He is our friend and we’re proud he’s serving our community in the Texas House of Representatives. We urge the citizens of Richardson: If you support your police officers and want to keep our streets safe, then please join with us and support Jeff Leach for re-election.”
In response to the endorsement, Representative Leach said, “What a great honor to be endorsed by the Richardson Police Officers Association. I have proudly partnered with our brave men and women in blue on many important issues over the years and together, we have been able to prioritize public safety in Richardson and beyond. For as long as I have the honor of serving in the Texas House, I will not waver or yield in my active and bold support for our law enforcement and for the citizens they are sworn to protect.”
With deep roots in the community, Jeff was raised and educated in the district, where he graduated from Plano Senior High School. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and 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 & 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.