|Member of the Texas Senate|
from the 9th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Chris Harris|
|Texas State Representative|
for the 91st district
|Preceded by||Bob Griggs|
|Succeeded by||Stephanie Klick|
|Born||December 2, 1963|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Residence||North Richland Hills|
|Alma mater||Baylor University|
Kelly Gene Hancock (December 2, 1963) is an American businessman and Republican State Senator for District 9, which encompasses portions of Tarrant and Dallas counties, including all or part of the following communities in Tarrant County: Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga and Westlake. In Dallas County, Senate District 9 includes portions of Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Irving. Hancock was elected to the Texas Senate in November 2012, having previously served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
A Fort Worth native, Hancock has resided his entire life in the Mid-Cities area of Tarrant County. In 2003, Hancock and his brother Cary founded Advanced Chemical Logistics, a chemical distribution company in Northeast Fort Worth. In 2006, the company was named "Small Business of the Year" by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
Hancock graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Hancock and his wife Robin live in North Richland Hills with their children: Chloe, Skylar and Harrison.
Hancock is a lifelong conservative who began his political career serving for thirteen years on the Birdville ISD school board. In 2006, he was elected to the first of three consecutive terms in the Texas House of Representatives or District 91.
In the Texas Senate's 83rd Legislative Session of 2013, Hancock was tabbed to serve on the following committees: Transportation, Jurisprudence, Business and Commerce, and Senate Administration. Hancock serves as the vice chairman for the Economic Development Committee.
Environment Texas’s Legislative Scorecard has given Hancock a lifetime rating of 29% for his voting record concerning environmental legislation. In 2017, he voted against the environment on issues such as tire dumping, wind energy, bee protection, clean air, pollution lawsuits, and fracking enforcement. He voted in favor of the environment on issues such as green infrastructure and electric cars.
NCAA championship game in Arlington
In April 2013, Hancock authored Senate Bill 398, which ensured AT&T Stadium in Arlington would be eligible for state funds in the facility's pursuit of a BCS National Championship game in College Football. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law. Arlington and AT&T Stadium will host college football's first playoff National Championship Game after the 2014 season.
Voter fraud legislation
In the 2017 special legislative session, Hancock spoke in support of a bill to increase the penalty from misdemeanor to felony when one is convicted of intentionally submitting false information on a mail-in ballot application. Hancock said mail-in voting has been targeted for illegal voting and election fraud and that the legislation is needed. Democrat Jose Menendez of San Antonio, however, argued against the legislation on grounds of "unintended consequences."
Hancock was reelected to the state Senate in the general election held on November 6, 2018. With 132,001 votes (54.1 percent), he defeated his Democratic opponent, Gwenn Burud, who polled 112,113 (45.9 percent). His margin in Tarrant County was sufficient to overcome his loss in increasingly Democratic Dallas County.
2012 Texas Senate General Election
Won with 58.37% of vote
2012 Texas Senate Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 64.96% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2010 General Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2010 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 75.36% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2008 General Election
Won with 61.27% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2008 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2006 General Election
Won with 59.07% of vote
Texas House District 91, 2006 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 52.46% of vote
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- "Election Returns". Texas Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
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| Texas State Senator
for the 9th district
|Texas House of Representatives|
| Member of the Texas House of Representatives
for the 66th district