Hancock Earns CLEAT Endorsement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 9, 2012
CONTACT: Amy Ellsworth • 512-809-6367 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The largest law enforcement organization in Texas, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), has endorsed Rep. Kelly Hancock for Senate District 9. CLEAT represents 18,500 members across Texas.
“Kelly Hancock has been a trusted friend and supporter of law enforcement during his time in the Texas House. CLEAT is proud to endorse Kelly’s Senate campaign and we look forward to working with him in his new role,” Charley Wilkison, CLEAT Director of Public Affairs, said. “We need principled leaders in the Senate like Kelly Hancock who will stand up for the men and women in uniform who keep our families safe.”
“We trust our law enforcement professionals to keep our children and families safe, and I am honored to have their endorsement. By keeping crime rates down, police officers play an important role in not only the public safety, but also the economic development, of our communities. I will continue to promote policies that strengthen our law enforcement officers’ ability to fight crime,” Hancock said.
The list of supporters continues to grow, including endorsements from a number of SD 9 precinct chairs, Gov. Perry, General Abbott, Comptroller Combs, Ag. Commissioner Staples, State Rep. Rodney Anderson, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Southlake Mayor John Terrell, former Fort Worth Mayor Bob Bolen, Cathie Adams, former President, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas Association of Manufacturers, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Association of Business, Texas Civil Justice League, Arlington Police Association, and North Richland Hills Firefighters Association.
Senate District 9 includes all of Hancock’s current State House District. In addition, it includes Southlake, the Tarrant County portion of Westlake, Euless, and Keller along with sections of Hurst, Bedford, Arlington, Irving, and Grand Prairie.
Hancock was first elected to the Texas House in 2006, and is Chairman of the Republican Caucus Policy Committee. Prior to his service in the Texas Legislature, Hancock spent 13 years on the Birdville ISD School Board. He owns Advanced Chemical Logistics, his family-founded company. Kelly and his wife, Robin, have been married 25 years and have three children.