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Jeff Leach

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Jeff Leach
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Texas House of Representatives, District 67
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Leach is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leach served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence
Rules & Resolutions
Urban Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Leach's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Jeff Leach was unopposed in the Republican primary. Leach will face Patrick Peavy (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives District 67 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Cole (advanced to runoff) 32.3% 3,473
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Leach (advanced to runoff) 30.2% 3,250
Roger Burns 21.8% 2,347
Jeran Akers 11.2% 1,209
John Pitchford 4.4% 476
Total Votes 10,755

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Jeff Leach's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 67 Won $340,298
Grand Total Raised $340,298

2012

Leach won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leach raised a total of $340,298.

Scorecards

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."[8] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Leach received a score of 93.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Madden (R)
Texas House District 67
2013–present
Succeeded by
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