|Texas House of Representatives, District 67|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leach served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Criminal Jurisprudence|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
|• Urban Affairs|
Leach's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Grow and Strengthen our Economy
- "Taxes should be lowered so that the Texans can keep more of what they earn."
- "I am committed to removing unnecessary regulations so that businesses can grow and create new jobs. I will also actively work against the creation of any new governmental and bureaucratic red-tape."
Stop Frivolous Lawsuits
- "This includes working to institute a true loser-pays system, encouraging the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration, cutting back on wasteful discovery methods and eliminating needless juror profiling."
Uphold the Tenth Amendment
- "I will fight any efforts to erode the rights granted to the States under the Tenth Amendment. The Federal Government is expanding and intruding on our constitutionally-guaranteed States’ rights at an alarming rate. This must stop."
Balance the State Budget
- "The budget shortfall expected in 2013 must be addressed head on with clear and bold leadership, without the continued accounting gimmicks designed to mislead taxpayers."
- "I will fight any effort to increase taxes or tap into the Rainy Day Fund. I will also work to make the system honest and transparent to the taxpayers."
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Jeff Leach was unopposed in the Republican primary. Leach will face Patrick Peavy (L) in the general election.
Leach ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 67. Leach advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Jon Cole. Leach was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Leach is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Leach raised a total of $340,298 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Jeff Leach's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 67||$340,298|
|Grand Total Raised||$340,298|
2012Leach won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leach raised a total of $340,298.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jeff Leach's campaign in 2012|
|Perry, Bob J||$25,000|
|McCutcheon, Darrell L||$25,000|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$18,371|
|Total Raised in 2012||$340,298|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Leach received a score of 93.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Leach, Jeff," accessed July 24, 2013
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