June 16, 2015

The veteran chairman who never received less than 57% in a GOP primary reelection effort thanks constituents for their support

Texas House Natural Resources Chairman Jim Keffer has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016.

The Eastland Republican who has never received less than 57% in a reelection primary race and often ran unopposed in general elections issued the statement in an advertisement in community newspapers throughout his rural district. In it, he thanked his constituents for their support over the years.

Here is the text of the advertisement:


Having now finished my 10th Regular session in the Texas legislature, I intend to complete my current term as State Representative (District 60) but will not seek reelection in the 2016 Republican primary.

It has been the highest honor and greatest privilege to serve you. Since our initial election victory in 1996, Leslie and I strove at all times to put rural Texas families first while working under three Texas Governors (George W. Bush, Rick Perry and Greg Abbott).

We now bid an affectionate farewell to the august body of men and women who will carry forward the responsibilities of our state government. At the end of this term (January 2017), we will take our leave of all the employment of public life with no regrets.

Having ever-lasting friendships across the district, and with now grown children and young grandchildren, we are ready to share all that is great about being Texans.

Thank you! God Bless Texas,

Jim Keffer.”

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