Special to the Bulletin

State Rep. Jim Keffer will be the speaker at this month’s Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. He is expected to review of the 2007 legislative session.

The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Brownwood Country Club,

Keffer was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from District 60 in November 1996. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications from Texas Tech University in 1975, and has been president of EBAA Iron Sales Inc., an iron foundry with plants in Eastland and Albany, since 1988.

In the 79th Legislative Session, House Speaker Tom Craddick appointed Keffer chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He also serves on the House Committee on Pensions and Investments, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Legislative Audit Committee. He continues to be an active member of the Rural Caucus; he has served on the interim Select Committee on Public School Finance, and was previously the chair of the House Economic Development Committee.

Keffer was named one of the five best members of the House of Representatives by Gallery Watch, which stated, “This is the kind of state representative who should be at the top of anybody's list of the ‘best.’ … He showed himself to be a good, hard-working member of the House more interested in passing good legislation than getting good sound bites.”

Keffer and his wife of 32 years, Leslie Bradley Keffer, have three sons.