Personal Profile

Full Name James Keffer
Nickname "Jim"
Age 65
Hometown Eastland
Race White
Occupation President-EBAA Iron Sales, Inc.
Education B.S., Texas Tech University
Spouse: Leslie

Jim Keffer is the representative of Texas’ House District 60, first elected in 1997. The district includes Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford and Stephens counties.

Keffer is serving as the chair of the Natural Resources Committee, and sits on the Energy Resources and Redistricting committees.

He previously served as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Energy Resources and Texas House Republican Caucus. Keffer served as Republican County Chairman for Eastland County, before taking his current office.

Keffer is president of EBAA Iron Sales, Inc., one of the largest employers in his community. He has received numerous awards including the Texas Association of Business "Champion of Free Enterprise Award", the Republican Party of Texas Chairman´s Circle Award, the Texas Medical Association´s "Texas Medicine´s Best Legislator Award", the Texas Industrial Vocational Association's "Outstanding Leader Award"; the "Champion Award" from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Foundation; the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas "Golden Flame Award", the Texas Academy of Family Physician´s "Patient Advocacy Award" and he was recognized as a "Star for Rural Texas" by Texas Farm Bureau. Additionally, he has been named one of the best members of the legislature by Texas Monthly, Capitol Inside, and the legislative news service Gallery Watch.

Keffer has served as Deacon and sunday school teacher in the First Baptist Church of Eastland, former president of the Eastland Little League and is active with economic development through his local Chamber of Commerce.

He is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Keffer and his wife, Leslie, first met at a church summer camp in East Texas. They have three grown sons and two grandchildren.

Information in this bio was provided by Keffer's office.
Last updated: March 20, 2015.