Personal Profile

Full Name Jeff Leach
Age 36
Hometown Plano
Race White
Occupation Lawyer with Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Education B.S., Baylor University; J.D., Southern Methodist University
Spouse: Becky
Religion Christian
Church Prestonwood Baptist Church

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 fight for liberty and to ensure that Texas remains prosperous and strong.

Representative Leach has been recognized by leading organizations across the state for his service and impact in the Texas House of Representatives. Specifically, Leach has been named a "Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the state's largest taxpayer watchdog organization and a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition. He also received an "A" Rating by Texas Eagle Forum, a "Perfect Pro-Life Score" from Texas Right to Life and a 100% Rating from Concerned Women for America. After his first term in office in 2013, Capitol Inside named Leach as one of the "Best Freshman Legislators" and the Dallas Morning News singled Leach out as one of the "Best of the Dallas-Area's Freshman Class." Recently, after the 2017 legislative session, the Center for Security Policy honored Representative Leach with its "Defendant of Freedom" Award.

Over the past three terms, Representative Leach has successfully authored legislation that limits the reckless expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, as well as a provision spurring stable job growth by providing substantial tax relief for business owners that relocate to Texas. Leach has also successfully authored legislation to crack down on sexual offenders, protect the private property rights of Texas homeowners, advocate for vulnerable children in the state's foster care system, and has worked to implement meaningful reforms to address the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. Additionally, Leach has been a leader on the front to lower taxes, invest in critical infrastructure, improve education, strengthen our criminal justice system, secure the border, create a culture of life and to reform and improve state government operations.

Currently, Representative Leach serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Urban Affairs and as a Member on the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development. Leach has also served on the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence and the House Committee on Government Transparency and Operations. Leach also has served on the Policy Committee for the House Republican Caucus and is currently the Policy Chairman for the Texas House Freedom Caucus.

Born and raised in Plano, Representative Leach graduated from Plano Senior High before attending Baylor University, where he served as Student Body President for two terms. He went on to earn his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and currently practices at the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. in Dallas. Representative Leach is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Medical Center of Plano and serves on the Advisory Board of Meals on Wheels of Collin County. He and his wife Becky, an author and small business owner, are the proud parents of Brady (age 9), Charlotte (age 6) and Landry (age 2). 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.

Information in this bio was provided Leach's office.
Last updated: Aug. 28, 2017.