Jeff has lived a life dedicated to public service, whether in state or local government at the Texas General Land Office, the City of Austin or standing up for civil rights as the President of the Austin Chapter of the NAACP.
As a community member, Jeff has served in these ways:
- NAACP Austin Chapter, Former President
- Black Austin Democrats, Former President
- KLRU Community Advisory Board, Former President
- AFSCME Local 1624, Current Vice President
- Austin Project and the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, Current Board Member
- Board of Directors of the Austin Project
- Child Inc., Board Member
- Deacon, Abundant Life Community Baptist Church
- Travis County Bond Advisory Committee, 2011
- Worked through the judicial system to secure a tutorial program for AISD students taking mandated standardized tests
- Testified against the racial Republican gerrymandering of Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s district
- Helped lead the effort to fund more than 50 road improvements in Northeast Travis County
Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University, where he was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow allowing him to study at Carnegie-Mellon University and Harvard University. Jeff then came to Austin where he attended the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs graduating with his Master’s in Public Administration.
Jeff has been a leader in social and economic justice, education, labor, youth development, affordability, the environment, and overall quality of life issues. While serving on the 2011 Travis County Bond Committee, he led the effort to fund more than 50 road improvement projects in Northeast Travis County. Jeff puts people first and fights to ensure everyone’s voices are heard—and will carry that with him as a County Commissioner.
Precinct 1 is where Jeff and and his wife Perri have raised their three children. From youth sports boards, to church youth groups and as advocates for public education, their life has been centered in East and Northeast Travis County. Throughout this time, Jeff has fought for the community to make sure no one was left out and as a member of the the Commissioners Court he will do the same.