Austin, TX (KCBD) - Representative Jim Landtroop took the oath of office for the Texas House of Representatives for the 82nd Legislature Tuesday January 11th.
"Today was an amazing day for myself, my family and the countless volunteers who helped me get here," said Representative Jim Landtroop. "I am humbled and honored to represent the people of House District 85."
Landtroop's Pastor, Tim Harper offered a prayer over the new Representative, his family and the office before the ceremony began.
Shortly after the ceremony, the race for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives was underway. "The constituents of House District 85 sent me to Austin to vote on their behalf. Of the hundreds of emails, phone calls and letters I received from inside my district, not one constituent asked me to support the current Speaker. As one of the fifteen dissenting votes today, my vote was cast for the people of House District 85 and all Texans."
Representative Landtroop plans to tackle many of the difficult issues facing Texas, including balancing budgets, fighting for the unborn and ensuring quality education for our children. Regarding the budget shortfall Landtroop stated, "Texans are responsible for paying our bills and living within our means. We must hold our government to the same standard."