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Texas House of Representatives District 67

Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach is the current Representative for State House District 67, and the Republican Candidate. A practicing attorney, Leach is a former member of the Freedom Caucus in the State House, a four-term Representative, and a father of three children. Leach’s top priorities include reducing property taxes for Texas homeowners, strengthening state public education by investing more state funds, building safer Plano communities, and supporting our Texas values.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Ensuring our state is safe is a core competency of government - and it is a top priority for me as your advocate in Austin. “
  • “We have cracked down hard on the cartels and organized crime. We have declared war on human traffickers, while providing support and care for the women and children they prey upon. And we’ve reformed our laws to ensure our criminal justice system is tough, fair and smart.”
  • “We must remain ever vigilant and continue to prioritize public safety, in word and deed. We must unequivocally support our law enforcement.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “I’ve got three reasons to support public education: Brady, Charlotte & Landry. Without question, investing in the children of Texas is the best investment we can make for the future of Texas!”
  • “I will continue to ensure that our students, their families and our hard-working educators are supported with a smart, sustainable stream of state funding and bold reforms that work to unleash the great potential of the next generation of Texas leaders.”
  • “More than ever, the students and educators in the nearly 50 schools in House District, and the thousands of schools across Texas, expect and demand for the Legislature to give this issue the attention and focus it deserves.”
  • “Teaching should be one of the most honored, esteemed professions in the entire state. To ensure that, we must continue to invest in education, ensuring your taxpayer dollars are getting to the classroom – where they do the most good.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “Texans know far better how to spend, save and steward their money than any politician in Austin.”
  • “This past session, I was proud to author landmark legislation that works to ban a state income tax. And I also fought for the passage of legislation that will tackle your skyrocketing property tax burden.”
  • Going forward, be assured that I will continue to aggressively support and work to advance legislation that protects your pocketbook, limits the size and scope of government, reduces abusive spending and keeps taxes low.

Healthcare

  • “While healthcare and prescription drug costs continue to skyrocket, we must work collaboratively to deliver market-based solutions that drive down the cost of healthcare and promote and protect the patient-doctor relationship.”
  • “This includes, among other things, partnering with our healthcare providers and institutions, promoting telemedicine and other innovative healthcare options, cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse, and working with our counterparts at the federal level to unleash the power of the free-market, encouraging competition and choice in an effort to meet the needs and drive down costs for all Texans.”

Immigration

  • “While Washington, D.C. has failed in its duty to secure our border, Texas has stepped up, dedicating billions in state funds to support our state border operations with new tools, resources, technology and personnel.”
  • “We must remain ever vigilant and continue to prioritize public safety, in word and deed. We must unequivocally support our law enforcement. We must aggressively work to secure our border. And we must continue to advance laws and invest in the resources necessary to ensure every Texan, no matter where he or she lives, is safe.”

Reproductive Health

  • “A strong advocate for women’s health, Jeff has been instrumental in reinforcing the “Healthy Texas Women” program, which is designed to provide preventative healthcare support and services, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, for eligible women all across the Lone Star State.”
  • Government must work aggressively to protect innocent human life– from the womb to the tomb.
  • “We must continue to be on the front lines in the fight for the pre-born Texans who can’t fight for themselves, while working to support and care for the women and families who find themselves facing the sometimes harsh reality of an unplanned pregnancy, including continuing to invest in vital women’s health services.”

Infrastructure & Environment

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Social Services

  • “We must also provide better options for expectant mothers other than terminating an innocent life, including making adoption easier and more affordable, advocating for vulnerable children who find themselves trapped in state custody under the supervision of CPS, and fighting on behalf of victims of human trafficking, sexual assault and sexual abuse”

Lorenzo Sanchez

Lorenzo Sanchez is the Democratic Candidate for State House District 67. A first-generation Mexican-American, Sanchez is a small-business owner, a Realtor, and a member of The Associate Leadership Council with Keller Williams. Lorenzo’s top priorities include expanding Medicaid to cover more Texans, investing more state funds in education, and resolving inequality in our legal systems and our Texas workforce.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Across the nation and especially in Texas, the criminal justice system is broken. Reform of our criminal justice system is long overdue. We need a more humane system that helps victims and reforms offenders rather than one that’s financially irresponsible and overly punitive.”
  • “As your representative, I promise to: Mandate a special prosecutor in all police misconduct cases, support investment in and mandates for police de-escalation and diversity training, expand funding for prisoner education and humane facilities, and abolish the death penalty.”
  • “As your representative, I also promise to: call for the legislation or marijuana, direct tax income from marijuana to invest in communities most impacted by the war on drugs, and expunge the records of those convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “All our futures depend on the education we offer to Texas students, which is why we must ensure that Texas properly funds schools, supports teachers, and protects equal access to education for all students. The education bill sponsored by the incumbent, which was allegedly supposed to fix school finance, didn’t go far enough to support our students and didn’t give teachers and school employees a sustainable raise.”
  • “As your legislator, I’ll prioritize education so our communities can thrive for generations to come rather than putting my political career ahead of the needs of our students and teachers.”
  • As your representative, I promise to: Encourage curricula that focuses on critical thinking and comprehension rather than merely teaching to tests – like the STAAR test, which offers little value to our students’ overall learning experience, ensure student access to counselors trained to address mental and emotional needs, and increase state contributions toward educators’ health insurance programs and lower their premiums.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “As our state population continues to grow, many communities will face challenges as they seek to support this growth and provide services for their new residents. In the 86th Legislative Session, the ability of cities and counties to self-govern was substantially curtailed with the passage of Senate Bill 2. Ultimately, it is up to citizens to determine the quality of services we want in our communities, and we must then find a way to cover the costs they entail.”
  • “Our heavy reliance on property taxes to fund the basic business of government has meant that we have few alternative sources of revenue when roads must be widened and critical services like police and fire provided throughout a growing region.”
  • “I believe that all Texans who are willing to work hard should have the economic opportunity and a fair shot at earning a living wage in a safe environment. With this in mind, I will work to establish a $15 per hour minimum wage for our state.”

Healthcare

  • “For 10 consecutive years, Texas has had the highest percentage of uninsured people in the nation. Many Texans who do have insurance are just one serious diagnosis away from bankruptcy due to exorbitant healthcare costs. I take this issue seriously. When my mother had breast cancer, I witnessed firsthand the impact that a lack of insurance and limited financial means can have on a patient and a family. No one should have to go through that, but because our elected officials put their political careers over the well-being of their constituents, folks across HD 67 and Texas are living without adequate access to health care.”
  • “As your representative, I promise to: Work to immediately expand Medicaid, advocate for comprehensive and flexible coverage without high out-of-pocket costs, protect access in rural communicates and for military families and veterans, lower prescription drug costs, and expand health options to significantly lower healthcare costs for families and small businesses.”

Immigration

  • “Today, law enforcement faces many challenges, including new difficulties and responsibilities stemming from ill-conceived open carry and immigration legislation, as well as an erosion of the public trust driven by a lack of accountability, transparency, and equity in policing.“

Reproductive Health

  • As a Democrat, I support life, and I support choice. Our laws should promote and safeguard Texans’ health by increasing our insurance coverage, not limiting our options. We must ensure access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, from contraception to abortion to prenatal and postpartum care.”
  • Let’s lead by stopping the attacks on Planned Parenthood, often the only option for people to receive screenings and medical services. We need to put people first. That’s our job as a state representative.”

Infrastructure & Environment

  • “Texas could run almost entirely on renewable energy sources, which would significantly lower Texans’ energy costs while simultaneously reducing the negative impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Because energy directly relates to infrastructure – including how we get around and the efficiency of our buildings – Texas has an opportunity to lead in innovative ways in building our roads, investing in renewable energy, and encouraging smart-growth public transit options.“
  • “Our state faces many pressing environmental concerns. We have to protect our water, clean air, and our communities by taking preventive measures now and holding companies accountable for environmental infractions.”
  • “As your Legislator, I promise to: Ensure access to a full range of pregnancy-related care, from contraception to post-partum care, and focus on expanding access and affordability to healthcare facilities across Texas.”

Social Services

  • “Recent legislation in Texas has sought to further discriminate against a community of which I am a member: the LGBTQ+ community. Through bills like infamous “Bathroom Bill” or the innocuous sounding “Religious Liberty” bill from last session, Texas has developed a reputation for intolerance. As Texans, we should be outraged because these bills do not reflect who we are. Across our state, proud LGBTQ+ Texans are living their lives like everyone else. They are integral members of nearly every community. It is a blemish on our great state that discriminatory policies are pushed repeatedly. We must stand up against them.”
  • “In addition to being discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ+ policies are bad for business. North Carolina’s bathroom bill is estimated to have cost the state $3.76 billion. Pushing these discriminatory policies is not only anti-Texan but will cause economic impacts we cannot even fully estimate yet.”
  • As your representative, I promise to: Work toward a statewide anti-discrimination law while strengthening hate crimes laws to protect ALL Texans.”