Jim Keffer Is Taking a Big Bite Out Of Taxes as Your Texas Taxpayer Watchdog

Jim Keffer: Family Man, Small Business Owner & Lifelong Republican

  • Married 37 years; 3 grown sons; a daughter-in-law; and 2 grandchildren
  • President, EBAA Iron Sales (Local Iron Foundry employing 400 people)
  • Texas Tech University Graduate
  • Jim’s wife, Leslie, and daughter-in-law, Ashley, are both former public school teachers
  • Deacon and Former Sunday School teacher
  • Active in rural Texas economic development
  • Past President of Eastland Little League
  • Lifelong Republican Worker
  • NRA Member
  • Concealed Handgun License Holder


Jim Keffer: Your Texas Taxpayer Watchdog

  • Co-authored and passed the “Texas Taxpayer Appraisal Bill of Rights”
  • Created the first-ever appraisal cap on homeowner property taxes
  • Enabled the portability of senior citizen property tax freezes
  • Authored and passed the three largest tax cuts in Texas history (’97, ’99, ’07)
  • Helped increase the homestead exemption for school property taxes
  • Helped pass legislation to increase tax exemptions for veterans
  • Achieved actuarial soundness for Retired Teachers fund
  • Past Chairman, House Select Committee on Property Tax Relief


Jim Keffer: Proven Conservative Leadership

  • "A" Rating by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Friends of the NRA "Freedom" Sponsor
  • Founder of Statewide Petition Drive for a Federal Balanced Budget
  • Former County Republican Party Chairman
  • Active Member of House Republican Caucus
  • Chairman of Texas House Committee on Energy Resources
  • Named One of the “Top Ten Legislators” in Texas – Texas Monthly, 2011
  • Recipient of Numerous Conservative Legislator Awards
  • Co-Founder of 2010 “Republican Party of Texas Debt Busters” program that helped get theRepublican Party of Texas out of debt
  • Champion of Free Enterprise Award Recipient -Texas Association of Business”
  • Friend of County Government Award Recipient - Texas Association of Counties
  • Lone Star Conservative Guardian - Texas Conservative Roundtable
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Texas Republican Chairman presents Representative Keffer with the Chairman's Circle Award for helping rid the Republican Party of its debt! Read more by clicking here.


Rep. Keffer proudly helped sponsor the Eastland County Friends of the NRA