Texas House Member

Rep. Leach, Jeff

District 67

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Room GN.9

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0544

(512) 463-9974 Fax

District Address:

550 S. Watters Road
Suite 280

Allen, TX 75013

(972) 908-3358

Counties Represented:

Collin (part)

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Biography

State Representative Jeff Leach proudly serves the citizens of House District 67, consisting of portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County. A constitutional conservative, Representative Leach has consistently proven himself to be an effective leader in the Texas Capitol and has worked tirelessly to ensure that Texas remains strong for future generations.

During the 86th Legislative Session, Representative Leach was appointed by Speaker Dennis Bonnen to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence. Additionally, he was selected to serve on the House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services and the House Committee on Redistricting. Further, Leach was appointed to the State Preservation Board and also to the Texas Judicial Council. Jeff worked diligently to tackle our state’s skyrocketing property taxes while making historic investments in and reforms to public education. He also authored and passed enabling legislation for Proposition 4 - a constitutional amendment banning the imposition of a state income tax on individuals. Jeff also worked to advance legislation to safeguard religious freedom, protect free speech, advocate for victims of sexual abuse and assault, fully eliminate the rape kit backlog in Texas, support our law enforcement and attack the heinous crime of human trafficking, adopt significant school safety reforms, and advance smart, free-market policies to ensure that the Texas economy remains robust.

As Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Jeff worked to improve our state’s judiciary and advance sound reforms to civil practice and procedure. Specifically, he successfully authored legislation giving Texas judges a much-needed pay raise without raising legislator pensions, bolstered our state’s judiciary with the creation of 17 new courts across the state – including two in Collin County – and implemented various reforms to improve access to courts and consolidate court fees to promote fairness and transparency.

Jeff understands that strong schools build strong communities, and believes that every child in Texas should have the same opportunities that he was blessed to have growing up in Collin County. Prior to the start of the 86th Legislative Session, Jeff toured every public school in House District 67 – nearly 50 – seeking counsel and feedback from educators, students and parents regarding the challenges and opportunities facing our classrooms. This experience was invaluable to Jeff, and helped equip him in his advocacy during the most recent legislative session.

During his four terms in public office, Jeff has successfully authored legislation to crack down on sexual offenders, provide meaningful tax relief for small business owners, protect the private property rights of Texas homeowners, advocate for vulnerable children in our state's foster care system, and has worked to implement meaningful reforms to address the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.

Born and raised in Plano, Representative Leach graduated from Plano Senior High before attending Baylor University. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, and currently practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw LLP in Dallas. Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyer, Jeff specializes in complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. Most recently, Representative Leach was named as a "Friend of the Judiciary" by the State Bar of Texas and was recognized as a "2019 Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Civil Justice League. Jeff serves on the Board of Trustees for Houston Baptist University, and was recently appointed to serve as a board member of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Meals on Wheels of Collin County.

Jeff and his wife Becky, a speaker, writer and artist, are the proud parents of Brady (age 11), Charlotte (age 8) and Landry (age 4). In addition to service with numerous other community organizations, Jeff and Becky are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church, where they have served for several years in the Young Families Ministry.


El Representante del Estado Jeff Leach representa con orgullo a los ciudadanos del Distrito 67 de la Cámara, compuesto por partes de Plano, Allen, Richardson y Dallas, del Condado de Collin. El Representante Leach, conservador constitucionalista, siempre ha demostrado que es un líder eficaz en la lucha por la libertad que se asegura de que Texas se mantenga próspero y fuerte.

Después del Período de Sesiones Legislativas de 2017, Leach fue designado "Defensor de los contribuyentes" por Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, la mayor organización de control del estado, y "Valiente Conservador" por la Coalición Conservadora de Texas. El Center for Security Policy también homenajeó a Leach con su "Premio al Defensor de la Libertad" anual por su incansable trabajo de promoción de "Leyes estadounidenses para los tribunales estadounidenses", legislación monumental que funciona para preservar y proteger nuestras libertades constitucionales. El Representante Leach fue reconocido por organizaciones empresariales y conservadoras líderes de todo el estado por su servicio e impacto en la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, incluidas: Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Concerned Women for America, Texas TURF y la Texas Association of Realtors.

Durante sus tres mandatos, el Representante Leach fue el autor exitoso de legislación que limita la imprudente expansión de Medicaid bajo la Ley del Cuidado de la Salud a Bajo Precio, así como una disposición que estimula el crecimiento de empleos estables al proporcionar un alivio impositivo sustancial a los propietarios de empresas que se mudan a Texas. Además, Leach fue un autor exitoso de legislación para combatir a los delincuentes sexuales, proteger los derechos de propiedad privada de los propietarios de casas de Texas, defender a los niños vulnerables del sistema de hogares de guarda de nuestro estado y trabajó para implementar reformas significativas para hacer frente a la epidemia de ataques sexuales en los campus universitarios. Además, Leach es un líder en el frente para reducir los impuestos, invertir en infraestructura crítica, mejorar la educación, fortalecer nuestro sistema de justicia penal, asegurar la frontera, crear una cultura de vida y reformar y mejorar las operaciones del gobierno estatal.

El Representante Leach fue designado por el Portavoz de la Cámara de Representantes de Texas Dennis Bonnen para desempeñarse como Presidente del Comité de Jurisprudencia Judicial y Civil de la Cámara y fue nombrado para el Comité de Jubilaciones, Inversiones y Servicios Financieros de la Cámara y el Comité de Redistribución de Distritos de la Cámara. Previamente ocupó el cargo de Vicepresidente del Comité de Asuntos Urbanos de la Cámara y se desempeñó en el Comité de Jurisprudencia Penal de la Cámara, el Comité de Transparencia y Operaciones Gubernamentales de la Cámara y el Comité de Normas y Resoluciones de la Cámara. Leach antes se desempeñó en el Comité de Políticas del Grupo Republicano de la Cámara.

Nacido y criado en Plano, el Representante Leach se graduó en la Escuela Secundaria Superior de Plano, luego en la Universidad Baylor, y luego obtuvo su título de abogado en la Facultad de Derecho Dedman de la Southern Methodist University. Nombrado “Estrella en ascenso” en 2017 por Texas Super Lawyer, Jeff actualmente ejerce en el estudio jurídico de Gray Reed & McGraw LLP en Dallas, donde se especializa en litigios comerciales y civiles complejos, derecho constructivo e inmuebles. El Representante Leach se desempeña con orgullo en el Consejo de Administración de la Universidad Bautista de Houston. Jeff también es miembro del Consejo de Administración de Medical City Plano y se desempeña en la Junta Asesora de Meals on Wheels del Condado de Collin.

Jeff y su esposa Becky, escritora y propietaria de una pequeña empresa, son los orgullosos padres de Brady (10 años), Charlotte (8 años) y Landry (4 años). Además del servicio con otras numerosas organizaciones de la comunidad, Jeff y Becky son miembros activos de la Iglesia Bautista de Prestonwood, donde se desempeñaron varios años en el Ministerio de Familias Jóvenes.

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