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Representative Jeff Leach Congratulates Andrea Bouressa for Receiving Gubernatorial Appointment to the 471st Judicial District Court in Collin County  print page

by: Rep. Leach, Jeff
08/02/2019

AUSTIN – Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced Andrea Bouressa of Murphy as Judge of the 471st Judicial District Court in Collin County, effective September 1, 2019, for a term set to expire in the 2020 General Election.

In response, Representative Leach issued the following statement: "Having known Ms. Bouressa professionally as a practicing attorney for nearly a decade, I can attest first hand that she has the knowledge and experience to serve as an outstanding jurist for the people of Collin County. I am confident that her background, work ethic and skillset uniquely equip her to diligently and faithfully serve as a tremendous asset to our state’s judiciary.”

The 471st Judicial District Court was established upon the passage of Senate Bill 891 during the 86th Legislature. As Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Representative Leach served as the House companion author and House sponsor of this enabling legislation, which authorizes the creation of 17 new courts throughout the state, including two in Collin County. The 471st Judicial District Court will specialize solely on civil matters.

Born and raised in Plano, Representative Leach graduated from Plano Senior High School before attending Baylor University. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and currently practices at the Texas law firm of Gray, Reed & McGraw LLP. During the 86th Legislative Session, Leach was selected by Speaker Dennis Bonnen to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, and was named to serve on the House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services and the House Committee on Redistricting. Leach was selected by Speaker Bonnen to serve as the House appointee to the State Preservation Board, and he currently serves as a Legislative Member of the Texas Judicial Council. Jeff and his wife Becky, a writer, speaker and artist, are the proud parents of Brady (age 11), Charlotte (age 8) and Landry (age 4). They are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, where they have served for several years in the Young Families Ministry.

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