About

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.

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