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Representative Craig V. Hickman
 
     
  Representing - Monmouth (part), Readfield and Winthrop
District #81
 
     

Rep. Craig Hickman, an organic farmer, small business owner, chef, poet and author, is serving his fourth term in the 128th Legislature, where he is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation. He previously served as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, where he championed food sovereignty, food security and other efforts to protect Maine’s small family farms and promote rural economic development.

Hickman is also a member of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, which was created in 2004 to give Mainers a stronger voice in federally negotiated international trade agreements and to monitor how those agreements affect state and local laws, working conditions and the local economy.

Inspired by his father, a World War II veteran, and his wise mother, Hickman has spent most of his life serving his community and feeding people. He is currently chair of the Winthrop Area Rotary Foundation and serves on the boards of the Annabessacook Lake Improvement Association, University of Maine Augusta Board of Visitors, Winthrop Conservation Commission, Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen, and Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Hickman received a Spirit of America Foundation Award for Community Service.

Hickman’s award-winning memoir Fumbling Toward Divinity chronicles his search and reunion with his biological family. A critically acclaimed theatrical performance artist, he’s a National Poetry Slam champion and the recipient of the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement.

Hickman is the first openly gay African American in history to serve in the Maine House of Representatives. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hickman moved to New England to attend Harvard University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government. He and his spouse, Jop Blom, live in Winthrop, where they own and operate Annabessacook Farm, a sustainable farm raising organic produce, dairy and livestock. They also host the Winthrop Community Gardens and a fresh food bank for anyone in need.


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Committee

Rep. Hickman is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Claims against the State; liquor laws; lottery; non-profit and for- profit gambling games of chance, beano, raffles, slot machines, gaming devices); harness racing; off-track betting; election laws; campaign practices; campaign financing and the Maine Clean Election Act; voter registration; initiatives and referenda; governmental ethics; lobbyist registration; landlord-tenant laws; veterans' programs; Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency); Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations; and Maine National Guard.

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Legislation

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Contact Me

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You can also contact me at my home:

192 Annabessacook Road
Winthrop, ME 04364
Home tel: (207) 377-3276

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.