Sen. Hickman appointed to chair the Commission to Increase Housing Opportunities in Maine by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions
AUGUSTA — Sen. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop, was appointed to chair the Commission to Increase Housing Opportunities in Maine by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash. “I am honored that Senate President Troy Jackson has appointed me to...
Carney bill, partnership between MaineHousing and Pine Tree Legal would help address looming eviction crisis in Maine
AUGUSTA — A recent report released by Maine Affordable Housing Coalition analyzes disparities in eviction cases in Maine. The report shows that tenants far too often lag behind landlords in legal representation, and case outcomes continue to strongly correlate with this imbalance. Additionally,...
Sen. Hickman is a Harvard graduate and a local business owner, running a successful organic farm and bed and breakfast with his husband. He served in the Maine House of Representatives for eight years, sponsoring and fighting for measures that promote food sovereignty, protect individual rights and civil liberties, combat poverty and hunger, and support rural economic development. He previously served as House Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and as a member of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.
He is the first black lawmaker in Maine to serve in both chambers of the Legislature.
Sen. Hickman’s father was a WWII veteran and Tuskegee Airman. Both of his parents were involved heavily in the civil rights movement, teaching him by example about the importance of public service and community.
Sen. Hickman represents Senate District 14, which comprises Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, West Gardiner and Winthrop.