Brooks Landgraf - Candidate For Texas House District 81

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Brooks Landgraf - Candidate For Texas House District 81
First Name: 
Brooks
Last Name: 
Landgraf
Biography: 
Brooks Landgraf's new conservative energy will be a strong voice for West Texas.  Landgraf is a native son of Odessa whose family has been ranching in West Texas for five generations.  Brooks helps manage his family's cow-calf operation and mineral interests; he knows first-hand what it takes for a small business to make payroll and the damaging impact over-regulation can have on our economy.  Landgraf is also an experienced business lawyer who has worked in the oil and gas and health care industries.    
 
A Permian High School alum, Brooks attended Texas A&M University, where he received U.S. Army training in the Corps of Cadets and served as the leader of the university's student senate. After graduating cum laude from Texas A&M, Landgraf earned his law degree from the St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of the law review. 
 
Following law school, Brooks immediately returned home to West Texas and represented energy producers and other local businesses while working at the Shafer, Davis, O'Leary & Stoker law firm in Odessa. While in private practice, he was named volunteer of the year by Legal Aid for his pro bono efforts. Currently, Landgraf is chief counsel for Medical Center Health System, the largest health care provider in the Permian Basin. 
 
Prior to practicing law, Brooks gained legislative experience as well as energy policy insight by working as an aide to U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican who chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Back home in Texas, he has continued to use and develop his legislative skills by fighting for Permian Basin groups such as Odessa College, local public schools and West Texas taxpayers at the State Capitol.  Showcasing his true grit, loyalty and vitality, Landgraf ensured every bill he fought for on behalf of his fellow West Texans passed in the Legislature. 
 
Dedicated to giving back to the community that has given so much to him, Brooks actively volunteers his time to help West Texas.  Landgraf serves on the Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance board of directors, the Education Foundation board of directors, and the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute advisory council. A proud Eagle Scout, Brooks has also been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the state advisory council of YMCA Youth & Government. Landgraf continues to mentor young adults through the Odessa Teen Court program. 
 
Brooks and his wife, Shelby, whose family is from Andrews, are proud to call West Texas their home. They enjoy volunteering together for Food 2 Kids, Catholic Charities and UTPB, and the couple loves spending time together working on the family cattle ranch. They attend St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa. 
 
Brooks Landgraf is committed to our time-honored West Texas principles of freedom, self-reliance and integrity. Landgraf is the new conservative energy who will boldly represent our values to build a stronger state for ourselves and future generations of Texans. 
Party Affiliation: 
Republican
Contact Info
Address: 
The Brooks Landgraf Campaign
P.O Box 13146
Odessa, TX 79768
Survey Responses
Survey Title Survey Responses
Survey - Texas State Races
AGREE - A) Use DPS or Texas State Guard to assist in protecting the border and providing resources to Sheriffs along the border.
AGREE - B) Support state legislative efforts or local ballot initiatives to repeal all sanctuary/safety zones in the State of Texas.
AGREE - C) Companies should be at risk of losing business licenses for failing to properly identify lawful employees using E-Verify or similar resource.
AGREE - D) Need to implement the re-introduction of the teaching of the trades in our public schools.
AGREE - E) Require use of E-Verify or similar resource as a condition for a contract with a state or local governmental entity.
AGREE - F) Use 10th Amendment powers to limit the use of executive orders by the President to fully align with the U.S. Constitution.