Kelly Hancock

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Kelly Hancock
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Texas State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House, District 91
2007 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sBaylor University
Personal
Birthday12/02/1963
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kelly Hancock is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hancock served in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 91 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Hancock received his B.B.A. from Baylor University. He has worked with Advanced Chemical Logistics, Agvantage Farm and Ranch, CKC Trinity Investment, Hancock Industries, and as a business owner. Hancock also served on the Birdville School Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hancock served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration
Business & Commerce
Economic Development, Vice-chair
Jurisprudence
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hancock served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hancock served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1192 - Relating to a pilot project in certain school districts exempting those districts from state requirements, restrictions, and prohibitions.
  • HB 1193 - Relating to ballot certification of a political party presidential candidate.
  • HB 2256 - Relating to mediation of out-of-network health benefit claim disputes concerning enrollees, facility-based physicians, and certain health benefit plans; imposing an administrative penalty.
  • HB 3828 - Relating to equitable funding under the public school finance system.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Kelly Hancock was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Greg Perry was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Perry and Hancockwill face off in the general election. Nicolas Wallace (L) was removed from the ballot before the election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Hancock won election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 9. Hancock defeated Todd Smith in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Hancock 58.3% 136,288
     Democratic Pete Martinez 38.2% 89,255
     Libertarian Dave McElwee 3.4% 8,034
Total Votes 233,577
Texas State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Hancock 65% 22,411
Todd Smith 35% 12,088
Total Votes 34,499

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hancock won re-election in District 91. He defeated Charles Scoma in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 91
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelly Hancock (R) 22,445 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hancock won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 91st District, defeating Chris Utchell (D) and Paul Mastin (L). Hancock received 33,383 votes in the election while Utchell received 19,567 votes, and Mastin received 1,535 votes.[6] Hancock raised $195,720 for his campaign; Utchell raised $16,812.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 91
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelly Hancock (R) 33,383 61.27%
Chris Utchell (D) 19,567 35.91%
Paul Mastin (L) 1,535 2.81%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hancock is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hancock raised a total of $2,404,732 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[8]

Kelly Hancock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 9 Won $1,712,407
2010 Texas State House, District 91 Won $293,328
2008 Texas State House, District 91 Won $195,720
2006 Texas State House, District 91 Won $203,277
Grand Total Raised $2,404,732

2012

Hancock won election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hancock raised a total of $1,712,407.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelly Hancock's campaign in 2012
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$340,086
Kelly Hancock Campaign Fund$240,000
Perry, Bob J$100,000
Perry, Doylene$50,000
AT&T$25,172
Total Raised in 2012$1,712,407
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hancock won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hancock raised a total of $293,328.

2008

Hancock won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hancock raised a total of $195,720.

2006

Hancock won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hancock raised a total of $203,277.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[10]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[11] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Hancock received a score of 78 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B+ that Hancock received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Kelly Hancock received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Hancock was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

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Political offices
Preceded by
'
Texas House District 91
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Stephanie Klick (R)
Preceded by
Chris Harris (R)
Texas State Senate District 9
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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