Conservative Republican Jeff Leach on Thursday announced his candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives in District 67, which includes portions of Allen, Plano and Richardson. Leach, an attorney with deep roots in the community, is committed to bringing strong conservative values back to the district.
“Our country and state are at a turning point. With a liberal President in the White House and numerous career politicians in our legislatures caving to special interests, our freedoms are being threatened by those who want government to assume a much greater role in our lives,” he said. “There needs to be a renewed focus and commitment to rein in the size and scope of government at all levels.”
“As the next true conservative State Representative in Collin County, I will aggressively work to eliminate wasteful spending, fight to lower taxes and will be committed to improving education by sending more dollars directly to the classroom where they do the most good instead of on ineffective and inefficient administrative bureaucracy.”
A lifelong conservative, Leach is an advocate for tort reform and has worked over the past few years with Texans for Lawsuit Reform to further reduce the frivolous lawsuits that clog up the justice system in Texas. He is also strongly committed to traditional conservative values and will fight to preserve our Second Amendment freedoms, safeguard traditional marriage, and protect the sanctity of every human life.
“The days of politicians saying one thing to voters at home and doing another in Austin are over. Next spring the voters of District 67 have an opportunity to elect the person they deserve to the Texas House of Representatives – a strong, committed conservative who will roll up his sleeves and be a champion for the people,” said Leach.
With his announcement, Leach also released the names of over 500 individuals who are supporting and endorsing his candidacy.
“I am thankful and proud to have so many people join our army of supporters. These are people that care deeply about what happens in Austin and who recognize the need for strong and courageous conservative representation from our elected leaders,” he said.
Leach, a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, currently practices with the firm of Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, where he served two terms as Student Body President. During his time at Baylor, Leach demonstrated his commitment to conservative values, serving President Bush in the White House Office of Political Affairs and at the Republican National Committee, helping to elect Republicans across the country.
Raised in Plano and a graduate of Plano Senior High School, Jeff and his wife Becky are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church where they have served for several years in the Young Families Ministry. They live in Plano with their two children Brady, age 3, and Charlotte, age 1.