Kay Granger (born January 18, 1943) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the state's 12th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House.
Granger was born in Greenville, Texas and she graduated from Texas Wesleyan University. She was elected to the Fort Worth city council in 1989 and she was elected Mayor of Fort Worth in 1991. Her tenure as mayor saw a drop in violent crime, although violent crime decreased statewide in Texas and in the country generally during that same time period. After the retirement of Congressman Pete Geren in 1996, both the Democratic and Republican parties worked to recruit Granger.
Eventually, Granger declared that she was a Republican. Granger won the seat by a narrow margin. She was reelected in 1998 by a stunning margin since her district was the former district of Jim Wright. Granger hasn't faced a serious challenge since, and even ran unopposed in 2002