State Representative Brooks Landgraf is a native son of Odessa, Texas. Landgraf's family has been ranching in West Texas for five generations, and Brooks helps manage the family's cow-calf operation and mineral interests. 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. 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 in private practice. Landgraf was named volunteer of the year by Legal Aid for his pro bono efforts. Currently, Brooks practices law at Todd, Barron, Thomason, Hudman & Baxter, P.C., and manages the family ranching operation from Odessa.
Rep. Landgraf has served the people of Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties in the Texas House of Representatives since 2015. Landgraf has been recognized by multiple conservative groups for his efforts in the Texas Legislature to promote life, defend Texans' constitutional rights, cut taxes, secure the border and to fight federal overreach.
In addition to being a conservative leader, Brooks quickly developed a reputation at the Capitol as a legislator who fights for West Texas. Landgraf battled on the front line to improve highways and schools in West Texas while repealing burdensome regulations that harm the Permian Basin's oil and gas industry.
Gov. Greg Abbott has praised Brooks for his "tireless efforts" and leadership in the Legislature. Landgraf proudly played a key role in what Abbott called "the most conservative legislative session we've ever seen" in Texas.
Brooks is a proud Eagle Scout and is dedicated to serving the community that has given him so much. Landgraf is active on several local non-profit boards in West Texas.
Brooks and his wife, Shelby, whose family is from Andrews, have one daughter and are proud to call West Texas their home. They enjoy volunteering together for local charities, and the family loves spending time together working on the family cattle ranch. They attend St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa.