|Delaware State Senate District 20|
|January 8, 2013-Present|
|January 10, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Minority Whip, Delaware State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$7,334 annual expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Delaware House of Representatives District 38|
|Bachelor's||University of Delaware|
|Date of birth||01/09/1948|
|Place of birth||Lewes, DE|
Hocker is the Owner of G and E, Incorporated/Hocker's Super Center.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Trust Company, is the founder of Springtime Jamboree, and a member of the Better Business Bureau, Federation of Independent Business, and Millville Fire Company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hocker served on the following committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Administrative Services/Elections|
|• Labor & Industrial Relations|
|• Natural Resources & Environmental Control|
|• Small Business|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hocker served on these committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Gaming & Parimutuels|
|• House Administration|
|• House Rules|
|• Legislative Council|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hocker served on these committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Capital Infrastructure|
|• Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce|
|• Gaming & Parimutuels|
|• Housing & Community Affairs|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Revenue & Finance|
Hocker's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 97 - "excludes from income taxes pensions received from the United States, including military retirement income, up to a maximum of $37,500.00 less any Social Security benefits paid by the United States in the taxable year."
- HB 178 - "amends the municipal charter of the Town of Bethany Beach regarding penalties that may be imposed for violations of ordinances of the Town."
- HB 203 - "This act designates strawberries as the official State fruit."
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Hocker ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and is challenged by Richard Eakle in the general election on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012
|Delaware State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012|
| Delaware House of Representatives, District 38 |
2010 General election results
|Gerald Hocker (R)||9,371||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Hocker won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 38th District, defeating Mary Ryan (D). Hocker received 9,769 votes in the election while Ryan received 3,784 votes. Hocker raised $43,280 for his campaign; Ryan raised $27,032.
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 38|
|Gerald Hocker (R)||9,769||72.1%|
|Mary Ryan (D)||3,784||27.9%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Hocker raised $20,920 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.
Below are Hocker's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|DE Chiropractic Society||$650|
|Bayshore Plaza II||$600|
|Preston & Debra Dyer||$600|
|DE Assoc of Realtors||$600|
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- Official website
- Delaware House of Representatives - Rep. Gerald Hocker
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hocker
- Cape Gazette "Hocker to run for Senate seat," April 23, 2012
- Delaware State Board of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed July 13, 2012
- State of Delaware - Official Election results
- Delaware House official election results for 2008
- District 38 Delaware House candidate funds, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
George Bunting (D)
|Delaware State Senate District 20
| Succeeded by|
|Delaware House District 38
| Succeeded by|
Ronald E. Gray (R)