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Brooks Landgraf is a native of Odessa whose family has been ranching in West Texas for five generations. Rep. Landgraf helps manage his family's cow-calf operation and mineral interests. He is also a business lawyer who has worked in the oil and gas and health care industries.
A Permian High School alum, Rep. Landgraf attended Texas A&M University, where he received U.S. Army training in the Corps of Cadets and served as the leader of the university's student senate. After graduating cum laude from Texas A&M, Landgraf earned his law degree from the St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of the law review. Following law school, Rep. Landgraf immediately returned home to West Texas and represented energy producers and other local businesses while working at the Shafer, Davis, O'Leary & Stoker law firm in Odessa. While in private practice, he was named volunteer of the year by Legal Aid for his pro bono efforts.
Currently, Rep. Landgraf practices law and manages the family ranching operation from Odessa.