Tom Hancock

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Tom Hancock
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Hancock in January 2009
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 10, 2005 – January 13, 2013
Preceded by Julie Hosch
Personal details
Born February 3, 1948
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Died January 31, 2016(2016-01-31) (aged 67)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Coleen
Children 1 child
Residence Epworth, Iowa
Occupation United States Postal Service, retired

Thomas L. "Tom" Hancock (February 3, 1948 – January 31, 2016) was an American politician who was Iowa State Senator from the 16th District. A Democrat, he served in the Iowa Senate from 2005. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 31 years and was a member of the Epworth Volunteer Fire Department.

Hancock served on several committees in the Iowa Senate: the Agriculture committee; the Appropriations committee; the Environment and Energy Independence committee; the Judiciary committee; the Transportation committee; and the Natural Resources committee, where he was vice chair. He also served as chair of the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee.

Hancock was last re-elected in 2008 with 17,129 votes, defeating Republican opponent Dave McLaughlin.[1] He died of an apparent heart attack on January 16, 2016 in Dubuque.[2]

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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Julie Hosch
16th District
2005 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent