I urge voters to support all seven of the constitutional amendments on the November ballot, but I want to highlight Propositions 1, 6 and 7, which I think are the most important for the future of Texas.
Proposition 1 will provide property-tax relief for homeowners here in the Permian Basin and across Texas by increasing the homestead exemption on your primary residence from $15,000 to $25,000. More needs to be done to prevent property taxes from continually rising, and this $10,000 exemption increase will help with that goal. Further, this proposition prevents the state from authorizing a new tax on the sale or transfer of real property.
Proposition 6 would establish, for the first time, that the right to hunt and fish is guaranteed under the Texas Constitution. More out-of-state activist groups are attempting to curtail our hunting heritage in Texas, but Prop 6 will help thwart their efforts. I’m a life-long hunter who supports conservation of our precious state resources, and support protecting our rights so that they can be enjoyed by future generations of Texans.
Proposition 7 is incredibly important for us here in the Permian Basin. After visiting with so many of you, I have an even greater understanding of how important the safety and quality of our roads has become. This is a critical time to re-invest in our transportation infrastructure, and Prop 7 will allow us to do so without raising taxes, fees or imposing tolls. Prop 7 would constitutionally dedicate an additional $2.5 billion of the state’s general revenue to be put into our highways, in each budget. I’m fighting to keep our fair share of that here in West Texas, and doing so will make our West Texas highways safer and more dependable.Read more
ODESSA, Texas -- State Representative Brooks Landgraf and his fellow West Texans warmly welcomed Governor Greg Abbott to the Permian Basin on Wednesday. Governor Abbott and Representative Landgraf spoke to a packed crowd at Rockin’ Q Smokehouse about the overwhelmingly successful 84th Legislative Session and the upcoming Constitutional Amendments Election in November.
"We’re excited to host Governor Greg Abbott here in the Permian Basin,” Landgraf said. “This was a conservative legislative session and the Governor led by example. We are both committed conservatives and I am honored and humbled that he allowed me the opportunity to introduce him.”
ODESSA - Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined State Rep. Brooks Landgraf on Tuesday to speak with business and community leaders in Odessa about propositions to amend the Texas Constitution on the November ballot. Patrick accepted Landgraf’s invitation to visit the Permian Basin.
"We’re excited to have Lt. Gov. Patrick here in the Permian Basin,” Landgraf said. “He has demonstrated conservative leadership in the Texas Senate, and has also proven himself to be an ally of West Texas and the energy industry. Dan Patrick is a friend of mine, and I look forward to working with him in the next legislative session to make Texas an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”Read more
Serving as your state representative requires a great deal of sacrifice, hard work and long hours, but I sincerely appreciate every minute of it, and I’m humbled to have the privilege to serve as your voice in the Texas Capitol. I stand asking for the honor to continue to serve you.
With encouragement from the constituents we serve and after prayerful reflection, Shelby and I decided that I will seek re-election to continue to be your state representative
As a candidate, I vowed to fight for tax relief, promote life and protect the Second Amendment. When I took office, that’s exactly what I did. I co-authored a bill that gives hard-working Texans almost $4 billion in tax relief. I filed a pro-life bill, signed into law by Gov. Abbott, which will prevent hundreds of abortions each year. I also co-authored H.B. 910, widely viewed as the greatest protection of Second Amendment rights in Texas in more than a century.
Gov. Abbott called our work “the most conservative legislative session that we’ve ever seen” in Texas. I’m proud to have played a key role in the effort.
With your guidance, I was steadfast in being true to West Texas. I was born here, my wife and I raise our family here, and I will never stop fighting for West Texas. Even when my own political interests could be better served by taking an easy way out, I stood up and fought for West Texas.Read more
ODESSA, Texas – After concluding the 84th Legislative Session pushing for tax relief, educational resources, transportation funding, and West Texas values, State Representative Brooks Landgraf invites the community to join him for the opening of the new district office.
The grand opening will be Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the office located in the Municipal Plaza at 119 W. 4th Street in downtown Odessa.
"In order to better serve my constituents, I am honored to announce the grand opening of your local West Texas district office," Landgraf stated.
The local District 81 office will operate as the West Texas hub for any assistance relating to state issues for residents of Andrews, Ector, Ward, and Winkler counties.Read more
AUSTIN- Tuesday, the Texas Senate officially passed the Down syndrome information act, House Bill 3374. The legislation will now head to Governor Abbott's desk for final approval.
"I am thrilled that this important piece of legislation has successfully passed both the House and Senate this session," Landgraf said. "I have no doubt that parents will be better informed by health care providers following Down syndrome diagnoses, and many precious lives will be saved in the process."
Under the provisions of the bill, medical providers will be required to provide information to expectant parents following a likely diagnosis of Down syndrome. If approved by Governor Abbott, the provisions of the bill will take effect on September 1, 2015.Read more