State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) took the oath of office on Tuesday at noon inside the State Capitol to begin serving his second term in the Texas Legislature. Landgraf represents the residents of Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties in the Texas House of Representatives.
“With my left hand on the Holy Bible, and my wife Shelby and daughter Hollis Rose by my side, I was honored to raise my right hand and take the oath of office to be your state representative,” Landgraf said. “I vow to continue to be a strong voice that fights for the needs of West Texas in the State Capitol.”
The 85th Texas legislative session is now underway and will run through May 29, 2017.
"While we will have challenges this session, I remain focused on strengthening education and improving West Texas highways,” Landgraf explained. "I also look forward to working with my fellow conservatives to protect our Second Amendment rights, defend the unborn, and keep Texas businesses free from overregulation.”
Pursuant to the Texas Constitution, the Texas Legislature, which is comprised of the Texas House and Texas Senate, meets for 140 days every other year.