Home School Coalition & Retired Teachers Endorse Hancock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 17, 2012
CONTACT: Amy Ellsworth • 512-809-6367 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired teachers and the Texas Home School Coalition are joining together in support of Rep. Kelly Hancock for Senate District 9. The endorsement of dozens of local retired teachers and the home school community exhibit Hancock’s broad support of individuals concerned about the quality of education our children receive.
Tim Lambert, President, Texas Home School Coalition, said, “Kelly Hancock has been a champion for protecting the rights of parents to teach their children at home. The Texas Home School Coalition is supporting Kelly Hancock for Senate because we know he will do what’s right for parents, families, and education.”
“Parents have a right and responsibility to make the best education choices for their children, whether public schools, private schools, or home school. I have advocated for policies that give Texas children access to the best education possible, while supporting the rights of parents,” Rep. Hancock said. “The outpouring of support we’ve received from families, individuals, and groups in Senate District 9 and throughout Texas is humbling. Voters are backing our campaign because we share their conservative values and have a proven record of hard work and principled leadership. My top priorities in the Senate will include a commitment to low taxes, reduced government regulation, immigration reform, and fighting Obama’s damaging policies. Together we will make Texas even better for the next generation.”
The list of supporters continues to grow, including endorsements from more than 40 SD 9 precinct chairs; Gov. Perry; General Abbott; Comptroller Combs; Ag. Commissioner Staples; Tom Pauken, former Texas Republican Party Chairman and Reagan Administration official; 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; North Richland Hills Firefighters Association; and the Tarrant Republican Club.
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.