July 2, 2021
The Log Cabin Republicans of Texas joins our good friends and allies at the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas, and many Texans across our great state, our heads bowed, in sad mourning for the passing of Jeff LeBlanc, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas. Jeff LeBlanc passed away the evening of Tuesday, June 29, his good and gentle wife Kay at his bedside, after losing a weeks-long battle with Covid. A fire engine escort took Jeff from the hospital back home to Liberty County.
Jeff was widely known and respected across the state for his principled advocacy of liberty, and letting the chips of principled fairness fall where they may. He was courageous and unapologetic in his defense of those American values from which we all benefit as citizens of this great nation and great state. I personally got to know Jeff in 2016 as we started forming the Freedom First Republicans Coalition, along with John Baucum and Michael Baker. I got to know Jeff a lot more at the GOP state convention of 2018, when in a sea of intense opposition to our efforts to change the party platform to remove the condemnation of people simply for being gay, Jeff was a stubborn lighthouse for integrity, fairness, and yes, for the promise of liberty for everyone. And in the years since, everywhere I went, everywhere any individual representing LCR Texas went, if Jeff was there, I knew we had a friend. And this when often it was not easy being our friend. Always calm, yet always firm, always undaunted, but always kind. Even the young, rowdy and fiercely independent members of the Liberty Caucus paid him heed.
Although I did dutifully thank Jeff for his help throughout the years, and felt a forming friendship, I never did quite express these thoughts like I have here now. So, I share them with you, so that you may know a little bit of who Jeff Leblanc was in life.
The brief post on social media from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas says:
“A great father, husband, and a warrior for liberty has gone to his rest.” Yes, he has, and we are the poorer for it. But, we are also grateful to God that we had did have Jeff LeBlanc among us, and grateful for his destination. Godspeed, Jeffrey Jonathon LeBlanc.
Marco Antonio Roberts, Chairman
A gofundme page has been set up to assist his family with their financial burden.
A public viewing and service will be held this Saturday, July 3, 2021, to remember and celebrate the life of Jeffrey Jonathon LeBlanc.
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Old River Baptist Church -12948 FM 1409 Rd, Dayton, TX 77535
Public viewing from: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Service to start at: 1:00 PM