|Texas State House, District 60|
|1997 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Keffer is a graduate of Texas Tech University, and prior to running for the Texas Legislature, Jim served as Republican County Chairman for Eastland County. Jim currently served as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Energy Resources. He also served on the House Calendars Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, Redistricting Committee and Texas House Republican Caucus.
Keffer is the President of EBAA Iron Sales Incorporated.
He is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Foundry Society, American Waterworks Association, Eastland Chamber of Commerce, Eastland County Republicans (Chair), Eastland National Bank Board, and is a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Eastland.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Keffer served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources, Chair|
|• Natural Resources|
Keffer served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy Resources, Chair|
|• Natural Resources|
- HB 2035 - Relating to the creation of the Hood County Granbury Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
- HB 2401 - Relating to the political activities of a person employed by a county elections administrator.
- HB 4245 - Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas.
- HB 4717 - Relating to the creation of the Maverick Improvement District of Palo Pinto County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Keffer ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 60. Keffer ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Keffer won re-election unopposed in District 60. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 60 |
2010 General election results
|James Keffer (R)||33,425||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Keffer won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 60th District, defeating Dave Shupp (D). Keffer received 43,588 votes in the election while Shupp received 13,195 votes. Keffer raised $375,868 for his campaign; Shupp raised $2,070.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 60|
|James Keffer (R)||43,588||76.76%|
|Dave Shupp (D)||13,195||23.23%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Keffer received $354,332 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Keffer's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$22,500|
|Stai, Dian Graves||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$354,332|
Below are Keffer's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$10,000|
|Texas Medical Assoc||$7,099|
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Jim Keffer received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Jim and his wife, Leslie, first met at a church summer camp in East Texas. This year, they will be celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary and have 3 grown sons and two grandchildren. 
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Keffer
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2000
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 60 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Keffer
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Keffer
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State, "November 6, 2012 General Election Candidates," accessed September 7, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 60 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Texas House of Representatives, "Texas House Member"
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