Kelly Hancock will seek another term in the Texas Senate.Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, won the seat last year, replacing the retiring Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington, and hopes to win again.“I ran for the Texas Senate promising to be conservative with Texas’ finances, to guard against burdensome government regulations that strangle job-creators and to help protect the health and safety of our communities by supporting law enforcement, border security and better road and water infrastructure,” Hancock said in a statement. “I carried those conservative principles onto the floor of the Texas Senate and championed limited and effective state government without raising taxes on employers and families.”No candidate has announced a challenge to Hancock.Hancock, 49, owns Advanced Chemical Logistics, a family-founded chemical distribution company. He served in theTexas House from 2007 to 2012 before being elected to the Senate.Normally, he would serve a four-year Senate term. But senators, as part of a constitutionally mandated Senate ritual that follows the once-a-decade redistricting, drew ballots this year to determine whether their term would be two or four years.Hancock drew two years.
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