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David Hancock
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Candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 2A
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sAnderson University
BirthdayApril 25, 1945
ProfessionGeneral Manager, Northwest Tire
Office website
Campaign website
David Hancock (b. April 25, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 2A from 2011 to 2013. Hancock is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 2A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

Hancock is the General Manager of Northwest Tire in Bemidji. He has taught 8th grade American History and 9th grade Civics, and has served in the U.S. Army.

Hancock graduated from Anderson University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.


Campaign themes


Hancock's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "Government must live within its means. Much like our families cannot spend money that we do not have, Government must be held to the same standard."

Jobs and Economy

  • Excerpt: "The best way to stimulate the economy is not government intervention; it is through cutting taxes so businesses can grow and hire new employees and through eliminating unnecessary regulations and mandates."


  • Excerpt: "The ultimate control of a patient’s care should be made by the patient and the doctor. Do we need some reform in health care, absolutely, but those reforms must always preserve the doctor/patient relationship."

Life and Marriage

  • Excerpt: "I believe that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death and must be cherished and protected. I also believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. I believe both of these values contribute to a better and more civil society."


  • Excerpt: "We should return control of the local school districts to the parents, teachers and local school boards. I believe the community knows how to best manage the education of their children, not a statewide bureaucracy."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hancock served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Roger Erickson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Hancock was unopposed in the Republican primary. Erickson faces Hancock in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hancock won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 2A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Roger A. Erickson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger A. Erickson 54.7% 10,730
     Republican David Hancock Incumbent 45.3% 8,901
Total Votes 19,631


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hancock won election to the District 2B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Brita Sailer (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Brita Sailer (DFL) 7,668 47.53%
Green check mark transparent.png David Hancock (R) 8,449 52.37%
Write-In 15 0.09%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hancock raised $24,041 in contributions.[8]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hancock, David $8,262
Hubbard Cty Republicans $1,500
Hancock, D $1,030


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[9]


Hancock received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 12th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]


Hancock received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

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Hancock and his wife, Pat, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brita Sailer (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B
Succeeded by
Steve Green (R)