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Brooks Landgraf

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Brooks Landgraf
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Texas House of Representatives, District 81
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University (2003)
J.D.Saint Mary's University (2008)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Brooks Landgraf is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Landgraf earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 2003 and his J.D. from Saint Mary's University in 2008.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Landgraf served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Energy Resources
Investments & Financial Services

Issues

Campaign Themes

Landgraf's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "As state representative, I will fight to lower the tax burden on Texas families and businesses. Texas doesn't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. I will oppose any measure that increases the overall tax burden on Texas taxpayers. Instead of raising taxes, I will pursue smarter, more efficient ways to spend the people's money, and return to the taxpayers the funds that we don't use."

Abortion

  • Excerpt: "I am staunchly pro-life, a stance that has been developed by my Christian faith. I believe that life begins at conception and that it should be protected by law. I will fight the pro-choice lobby at every turn until abortion is illegal. I am proud to have never supported or contributed to any pro-choice candidates, officeholders or causes."

Gun Rights

  • Excerpt: "As a lifelong gun owner, hunter and rancher, I am a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. I will vigilantly fight to defend our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I view that right as one that is fundamental to free people and one that is the foundation of a free society."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: "United States immigration laws should be enforced by the federal government, but where the federal government fails to act, Texas must exercise its legal authority to enforce it's own laws. As state representative, I will support efforts to protect the safety and property of Texans instead of waiting for a reluctant federal government to enforce its own laws."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Our oil and gas business and the Texas economy are in danger of regressing as our highway infrastructure continues to deteriorate. Texas highways were once the envy of the nation, and we have the resources to rise to the top again . . . Importantly, I will fight to ensure that West Texas receives a fair return on its investment in the state highway system."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Brooks Landgraf defeated Austin Keith in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 81 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrooks Landgraf 99% 17,006
     Write-in Michael McCulloch 1% 165
Total Votes 17,171

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tryon Lewis (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 81
2015–present
Succeeded by
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