Former Plainview State Representative Jim Landtroop announced he's running for another seat in the Texas House. This time he's running for District 84, which covers much of Lubbock County - map here. John Frullo has represented the district since 2010. Fullo has filed for re-election for this election.
Landtroop served one term in the House from 2011 to 2013, representing District 85, which covered Plainview and parts of the South Plains and Panhandle. In 2012 he lost in a runoff to Ken King, who now represents what's been redrawn as District 88, covering an area west to northeast of Lubbock from Plains to Follett.
Here is the campaign announcement from Landtroop:
LUBBOCK – Former State Representative Jim Landtroop proudly announced his campaign for House District 84, citing a desire to see this district represented by a proven fiscal and social conservative - someone that will put the interest of the district ahead of the special interests in Austin.
A 5TH generation Texan, Jim Landtroop has spent the last 16 years building a family and business in West Texas. Married to his wife Cathy for almost 23 years, they have 4 children – Braden, David, Kenneth and Lauren Grace. The three oldest are in college – 2 at South Plains and one at UT - while Lauren is enjoying her sophomore year playing volleyball and basketball at Frenship High School. The Landtroops attend Harvest Christian Fellowship.
Jim and Cathy are both small business owners who know the importance of low taxes and limited government. A State Farm agent, Jim started his successful business in 1999 in Plainview while Cathy built Landtroop Strategies from humble beginnings in 2008 to a business that would be sought out by presidential campaigns, statewide businesses and global governments. Her growing business drew the couple to Lubbock in 2013 and they were excited to return to Cathy’s old stomping grounds (a 1991 graduate of Texas Tech University.)
Elected as a tea party conservative in 2010, Jim Landtroop served 16 counties across West Texas in the Texas House during the 82nd session. Voted the 4th most conservative member of the Texas house by the James A. Baker Institute, Landtroop served on both the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee. He was Vice-Chairmen of the Rural Caucus and a serving member of the Republican Policy Caucus Committee. Landtroop was also a member of the Legislators Sportsman Caucus and was appointed to represent Texas on the International Energy Council.
Recognized as one of the House’s most pro-life legislators, Landtroop passionately defended life on the House floor helping ensure one of the most pro-life sessions in Texas history.
Others took note of his good work and strong leadership…
“Landtroop’s first legislative year successful” – Lubbock AJ May 20, 2011
“Through his work on the House Ag and Livestock committee Representative Landtroop has proven his commitment to supporting agriculture” Texas Farm Bureau, 2011
In an article about the representatives who stood up to establishment party leadership during the budget cuts of 2011, Paul Burka of Texas monthly noted, “you can’t scare Jim Landtroop.”
If elected, Jim will focus on securing our border with Mexico, defending our 10th Amendment States’ Rights to keep out-of-control Washington DC politicians out of our business, and ensuring Texas’ economy continues to thrive by supporting smart fiscal policy like zero-based budgeting and continued business and property tax cuts.