Councilmember David Keer
History in Lucas and Family
Councilmember Keer was born in Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey. After earning a Political Science degree from Muhlenberg College, Councilmember Keer relocated to Texas. His late wife, Pam, and Councilmember Keer moved to Lucas from Richardson in 1981. They had searched for a place where their family could enjoy country living and keep horses on their own land. Councilmember Keer found that spot in Lucas. Rhonda and Councilmember Keer married in 1994 after they each prematurely lost their spouses to terminal illnesses. They share their home with two horses and four dogs.
Councilmember Keer’s blended family consists of three grown children, their spouses and five grandchildren. Rhonda’s daughter Kandice, son-in-law Jason and their two children, Kylee and Gage, live close by. Councilmember Keer’s daughter Deedee lives in Navasota and his son Matt, his wife Emily and their three teenagers, Faye, Mackenzie and Matthew live in San Antonio.
In 2018 Councilmember Keer retired from a 39 year career in sales and management. Councilmember Keer has worked for a global manufacturer and several global distributors of semiconductors, integrated circuits, and industrial electronics. During his career, Councilmember Keer has been trusted with P&L responsibility for regions as small as $1 million and as large as $190 million. Business associates know Councilmember Keer as a strategic thinker, an award winning individual contributor, and a servant leader.
Councilmember Keer was appointed to the Lucas Planning and Zoning Commission in 2010, where he served in various capacities, and his final position as Chairman.
Councilmember Keer and Rhonda co-lead a Life Group at Chase Oaks Church. Councilmember Keer also mentors at risk young men at local ISDs, and is a volunteer visitor to hospice patients.