Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Kelly Hancock in his run for the Texas Senate in 2012.
“As member of the Texas House, Kelly Hancock has been an effective legislator working on behalf of Texas taxpayers,” said Michael Quinn
Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (www.EmpowerTexans.com).
Hancock is seeking the Republican nomination for SD10 in March, and would challenge Democratic incumbent State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth in the fall of 2012.
“Kelly Hancock has been an outstanding advocate for the policies and principles that promote a vibrant Texas for all Texans. He has consistently stood with Texans, and against the special interests, to fight against higher taxes and irresponsible spending.”
Sullivan noted that Hancock has consistently been among the best-performing legislators on the organization’s Fiscal Responsibility Index. Hancock was first elected to the Texas House in 2006, rising quickly to policy leadership within the Texas House’s Republican Caucus. Previously, Hancock served on the Birdville ISD school board where he promoted tax relief and tighter spending restraint.
“Texans know that the 2013 legislative session promises to be fiscally challenging, and voters are counting on our legislators to responsibly balance the budget by controlling spending, and without new taxes or fees. In the Senate District 10 race, only Kelly Hancock has voted consistently against the imposition of new taxes by the legislature. Time after time, Kelly Hancock has proven his effectiveness,” said Sullivan. “Clearly, his common-sense approach to public policy is needed in the Texas Senate.”
Senate District 10 includes the north-central, central and southwest portions of Tarrant County, including the cities of Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Haltom City, Benbrook and Crowley.