Black History 365: Senator Craig Hickman

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Craig V. Hickman (born December 8, 1967) is an American writer,[1] farmer,[2] and Democratic politician from Maine currently representing Maine Senate District 14. He served in the 126th Maine House of Representatives as the representative for Maine’s 82nd district from 2012-2018. Hickman won his 2012 primary election by nearly 80%,[3] and campaigned on ending hunger,[4][5] eliminating regulations for small farms and businesses, and investing in sustainable energy initiatives.[6] Hickman was elected to the Maine Senate in a 2021 special election, succeeding Shenna Bellows.[7]

Senator Hickman was instrumental in getting the first “Right to Food” amendment in the US passed. It amends the Maine State Constitution.