About Jim Landtroop, candidate for State Representative Dist. 85 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

About Jim Landtroop, candidate for State Representative Dist. 85

About Jim:

To Jim Landtroop, Common Sense Conservative Leadership is more than just a campaign slogan, it's a battle cry. A successful small businessman and dedicated family man, he is committed to representing the values and beliefs of the people of this district which are clearly conservative. Like most people in West Texas, Jim is tired of our big-spending over-reaching government, and he is stepping forward to cut spending, reduce taxes, create jobs, protect our ballot box through voter id, and tell Washington DC that Texans can govern themselves.

Landtroop is a 5th generation Texan and a resident of Plainview, Texas. He understands what it means to live, work and raise a family in West Texas. Jim graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a degree in Business Management. Today, he owns a small insurance agency in Plainview, where he takes care of over 1400 clients and creates jobs in his community. Landtroop is an active civic leader involved in many aspects of the community including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, United Way and the American Cancer Society. As the Men's Varsity Basketball Coach for Plainview Christian Academy, Landtroop led the team to the State semi-finals in 2009.

A lifelong social and fiscal conservative, Jim has served as a precinct chairman, election judge, convention delegate, and county co-chairman for U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer's successful 2004 campaign. Congressman Neugebauer tapped Jim to serve on his Financial Services Advisory Board from 2005 through the present time. Governor Rick Perry appointed Landtroop to the Brazos River Authority Board in 2009 where he was able to have an impact on water policy for West Texas.

The Landtroop family helped found Plainview Bible Church where Jim serves on the worship team as a drummer, as a facilitator of home groups and as an Elder.

Jim and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of 3 children: Braden (14), Kenneth (13) and Lauren Grace (9).

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Owner – Jim Landtroop Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., 1999-present

  • Manage more than 1400 clients
  • Operate business with sales of more than $2.5 million
  • Supervise three full-time employees

Auto Claim Specialist – State Farm, Dallas, 1992-1999

  • Fairly negotiated and settled approximately 30 claims a week
  • Trained management level Associates & other Claim Specialists
  • Conducted 5 Tours of Storm Duty (catastrophe claims)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Plainview Bible Church
    Founding Member, 1999
    Member of Leadership Team, 1999-2006
    Elder, 2006-present
    Worship Team (Drummer)
    Home Group Leader
  • Plainview Christian Academy
    Men's Varsity Basketball Coach, 2008-present
  • Plainview Cotton Baron's Ball (American Cancer Society)
    Chair-Elect, 2005
    Co-Chair, 2006
    Advisory Board Member, 2005-present
    Food Committee Chairman, 2001-2004
  • United Way, Plainview
    Board of Directors, 2000-present
  • Plainview Lion's Club
    Board of Directors, 2003-2004
    Basketball Tournament Chairman, 2001-2005
  • Plainview Chamber of Commerce
    Committee Member, Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2004
    Member, 1999-present

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Precinct Chair, Hale County, 2002
  • Election Judge, Hale County, 2002, 2004
  • Republican Party
    Co-Chair, Hale County – Randy Neugebauer Congressional Campaign, 2004
    Delegate – 2004 Republican State Convention
    Attended 2004 Republican National Convention

APPOINTMENTS

  • Financial Services Advisory Committee, U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer, 2005-present
  • Brazos River Authority Board, Governor Rick Perry, 2009

RECOGNITION

  • 2004 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal Award
  • 2003 Businessman of the Year, National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Business Advisory Council
  • People's Choice Award – Best Insurance Agent/Agency, 2003-present
  • Silver Award, United Way, 1999-2004
  • Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter Designation, 1999

EDUCATION

  • Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, 1991
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon, National Management Honor Society, 1989-1991
  • Wiley Lecture Series, Memorial Student Center, 1990-1991
  • Texas Wesleyan
  • Varsity Basketball Team, 1986-1988
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1986-1988

PERSONAL

  • Spouse – Cathy Landtroop
  • Three children – Braden, age 14; Kenneth, age 13 and Lauren, age 9
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