As conservative leaders in Collin County and across Texas continue to rally around Jeff Leach’s bid for the Texas House in District 67, Leach’s opponent, Jon Cole is choosing to deceive voters in a desperate attempt to stall Leach’s momentum in the race. Specifically, just this week Jon Cole has used negative push polling designed to mislead voters about Leach’s background and his positions on a variety of issues.
This is not the first time Jon Cole has resorted to such desperate campaign tactics.
· In 2008, Cole was called out by Young Conservatives of Texas for using negative and misleading push polling in his campaign against State Representative Jerry Madden. In a public release, Young Conservatives of Texas specifically cited Cole’s “dirty tactics” that sought to “smear the reputation of one of our state’s finest leaders.”
· Based on Cole’s deceiving mailers, misleading robo-calls and negative push polling, The Collin County Observer has cited Cole tactics as “old-fashioned, shoot-em-up, nasty Texas politics.”
· Most recently, the Dallas Morning News alarmingly stated that Jon Cole is “given to troubling distortions.”
In response to Jon Cole’s negative push polling, Jeff Leach stated, “I am disappointed that instead of focusing on the issues my opponent feels that it is acceptable to intentionally mislead and deceive the voters. The voters in Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas deserve better.”
Leach continued, “I invite anyone who has questions or concerns about my record or background to contact me directly via my personal contact information which is available on my website at www.jeffleach.com.”
Running for Texas House of Representative in District 67, Jeff Leach was raised in Plano and graduated from Plano Senior High School. He is a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law and currently practices with the law firm of Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University. Jeff and his wife Becky are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. They live in Plano with their two children Brady, age 4, and Charlotte, age 1.
Leach has been endorsed by numerous community leaders, including State Representative Jerry Madden, State Representative Ken Paxton, State Representative Jodie Laubenberg, as well as House District 67 Candidates Roger Burns, John Pitchford, and Mabel Simpson.
Leach has also earned endorsements from statewide organizations including Texans For Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Right to Life, Conservative Republicans of Texas and the Collin County Conservative Republicans, among others.