AUSTIN, TX (KWES) - State Representative Brooks Landgraf has been sworn into the House of Representatives once again as part of the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve the people of Andrews, Ector, Ward, and Winkler counties,” Landgraf said. “As I prepared for the next legislative session I traveled all over West Texas to hear directly from the people I represent and the issues they want me to address.”

In the upcoming months the Texas Legislature will deliberate countless policy issues affecting the state and Landgraf has outlined his priorities.

Some of them include adopt a conservative, balanced state budget; repair the method to finance schools in a way that eliminates “Robin Hood” and genuinely lowers property taxes; improve education by properly paying teachers and ending STAAR testing as the means of measuring accountability and achievement; build safer roads for the Permian Basin; and pass Monica’s Law to help prevent domestic violence.

Landgraf says “There is a lot of work to do in a short period of time, but I’m hitting the ground running on the first day to continue to make West Texas the best place to live, raise a family, and grow a business.