Republican Frank Leffingwell is a local businessman, tax attorney, and the General Counsel of the Williamson County Republican Party. A Round Rock native, Frank has practiced law for over 25 years and has owned a successful law practice since 2008, which focuses on business law, tax law, and estate planning. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation (an organization which invites the top 1/3 of 1% of all Texas attorneys as members), and Frank has earned the highest possible rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, his law firm was named the “Small Business of the Year” by the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Frank was raised in a military household where public service was considered a noble, worthy calling; if not a duty. He is the son of a retired Navy Commander and Vietnam veteran and the grandson of a Travis County Deputy Sheriff and City of Austin firefighter. Frank is heavily invested in the Williamson County community. He is a founding member of the Round Rock Police Foundation, a past president of CHASCO YMCA, Family Eldercare, and the Round Rock Rotary Club, and he is a former board member of the Greater Williamson County YMCA, Seton Williamson Foundation, and St. David’s Rock Round Medical Center. He currently serves as a board member for Round Rock/Austin Baylor Scott & White and the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation.
While serving as a member of the Round Rock City Council, Frank has focused on mobility, economic development issues, and bringing high-quality jobs to Williamson County. He has chaired numerous commissions and organizations which focus on improving mobility and creating an environment where the private sector can thrive. He has held leadership positions on the Austin Area Research Organization, the Capital Area Economic Development District, the Capital Area Council of Governments, the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority, and the Round Rock Chamber Economic Development Advisory Committee, among others. Throughout the Central Texas region, Frank has earned a strong reputation as a consensus builder and problem solver.
Frank graduated from Round Rock High School in 1984, Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1989, earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1993, and is a candidate for a masters in law (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.
One of Frank’s core life philosophies is Aristotle’s suggestion that “at the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose”. Frank’s commitment to being a faithful steward of his God-given talents is evident in his longstanding commitment to serving others.
Frank and his wife, Bethany, are both lifelong conservatives. They married in the chapel at Texas Baptist Children’s Home on June 10, 1995. They are the proud parents of two teenagers — their pride and joy. Claire is a freshman at Hyde Park Baptist High School where she plays tennis, is a sports medical trainer, and serves the community alongside Bethany as a member of National Charity League. She is a water color artist and has an interest in becoming a nurse practitioner. Blake is a freshman at Texas A&M University where he is majoring in Political Science, is a member of the Student Conference on National Affairs and Corps Center Guard, and serves in Company P2 Navy/Marine ROTC outfit in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. Bethany, also a Round Rock High School and Southwestern University graduate, is a longtime public servant in her own right who serves as a trustee for Children at Heart Ministries, is founding past president of Round Rock Chapter of National Charity League (a national leadership development and service organization for mothers and daughters), and is a key driver for bringing a future performing arts center to Williamson County as a board member of Next Act – Arts & Entertainment. As a professional fundraiser, Bethany served as Director of Major Gifts with the team that built Seton Medical Center Williamson. Bethany is pursuing her masters degree in Public Service and Administration from the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University. The Leffingwells have a special love for teens and can often be found at Texas Aggie football games, opening their home for Young Life teen Bible study groups, and hosting hungry members of the Aggie Corps of Cadets who need a weekend away from school and some good home-cooked meals. Frank and Bethany are affectionately known to their teens’ friends as “Poppa and Momma Leff”. The Leffingwells are active members of Round Rock Presbyterian Church. They enjoy traveling together and have a goal of visiting every Presidential Library.
Frank has served as a leader on several community groups and boards including:
- CHASCO YMCA Board of Directors (2008-2011, President 2009-2011)
- YMCA of Greater Williamson County Board of Directors (2008-2015, Treasurer 2009-2015)
- Family Eldercare Board of Directors (2011–2015; President 2013-2014)
- Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2013–2014)
- Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Advisory Committee (2010-2015)
- Round Rock Rotary Club (2008-Present; President 2010-2011)
- Seton Williamson Foundation Board of Trustees (2011-2014)
- Greater Round Rock Community Foundation Board of Trustees (2010-Present)
- St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center Board of Directors (2014-2016)
- Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014)
- Capital Improvements Advisory Committee of the City of Round Rock (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014)
- Chair for the 2011 City of Round Rock Charter Review Commission
- Round Rock City Council (2015-Present)
- Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center Advisory Board (2016-2017)
- Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region Advisory Board of Directors (2017-present)
- Austin Area Research Organization (AARO)
- Serves on the Executive Committee
- Serves on the Transportation Committee
- Serves as Chair of the McBee Fellowship Program
- Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
- Serves on the Executive Committee
- Serves on the Clean Air Committee
- Chairs the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD)
- Board President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA)
- Founding member of the Round Rock Police Foundation Board of Directors
- Former volunteer Assistant Municipal Judge, City of Round Rock