North Richland Hills Firefighters Endorse Hancock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 7, 2012
CONTACT: Amy Ellsworth • 512-809-6367 • email@example.com
North Richland Hills firefighters announced their endorsement of Rep. Kelly Hancock for Senate District 9 today. This announcement follows the endorsement made earlier today by the Arlington Police Association.
David Rainwater of the North Richland Hills Fire Department, said, “Kelly Hancock has been an effective representative for our region and has consistently protected first responders during his time in office. North Richland Hills firefighters are enthusiastically supporting his campaign for Senate District 9. We need Kelly’s leadership, values and commitment to protect our community’s safety in the Texas Senate.”
“Our firefighters selflessly put themselves in danger, making it possible for us to take comfort that they are there protecting our life and property. I am humbled to have the endorsement of our firefighters and police officers – local heroes who make life as we know it possible,” Hancock said. “The North Richland Hills firefighters do great work in our community and I appreciate their support. I remain dedicated to advancing policies that help our first responders fulfill their mission and I thank them for their dedicated service.”
Hancock continues to receive support from respected individuals and organizations throughout District 9 and the state, including, a number of SD 9 precinct chairs, Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott, Comptroller Susan Combs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd 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, and Texas Civil Justice League.
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.