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Kelly Hancock
Kelly Hancock.jpg
Texas State Senate District 9
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
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
Bachelor'sBaylor University
Date of birth12/02/1963
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.


Hancock received his BBA 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


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

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


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


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


  • 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]



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.[3][4][5]

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


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%


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.[7] Hancock raised $195,720 for his campaign; Utchell raised $16,812.[8]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hancock received $293,328 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]


Below are Hancock's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Kelly Hancock $80,000
Koch Industries $4,000
Farmers Insurance Group $4,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $4,000
Texas Medical Assoc $3,560


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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


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."[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 91
Succeeded by
Stephanie Klick (R)
Preceded by
Chris Harris (R)
Texas State Senate District 9
Succeeded by