Yesterday, State Representative Jim Landtroop (R- Plainview) was endorsed by Governor Rick Perry in the Republican Primary race for the newly configured District 88. KFYO News had a chance this afternoon to catch up with Landtroop and find out his thoughts on the campaign.

Rep. Landtroop was specifically asked about the impact of the Governor's endorsement.

"Anytime the Governor is going to endorse you, I think that speaks highly," Landtroop said.  He continued, "It shows the people of this district if they want somebody that has the relationships in Austin to get this done, then that's clearly myself."

The largest city in the new District 88 is Plainview and the district encompasses 17 counties moving diagonally from the northeast corner of the Panhandle to the western counties of the South Plains, including Bailey, Cochran, Hockley and Yoakum counties.

KFYO News also asked Landtroop, what sets you apart from your opponents? He responded, "The biggest thing is my voting record. If you look at my voting record compared to the voting records of my opponents, you can see that I am clearly the conservative candidate for this race. And you can look back through last (Legislative) session and whether you're talking about agriculture or energy or education or small businesses I have the support of all of those organizations."

Rep. Landtroop is being challenged by Ken King (Canadian), Mac Smith (Pampa) and Gary Walker (Plains) in the May 29th Primary.


You can listen to the full interview between KFYO's Robert Snyder and Rep. Landtroop in the audio player below: