Representative Craig V. Hickman
192 Annabessacook Road, Winthrop, ME 04364
About Rep. Hickman
Representative Craig Hickman is serving his first term in the 126th Legislature. He is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
Rep. Hickman is a farmer, small business owner, chef, poet and author. His 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.
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 president of the Winthrop Area Rotary Club, secretary of the Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen, and serves on the boards of the Annabessacook Lake Improvement Association, the Theater at Monmouth, Maranacook Local Foods Buying Club, Western Kennebec Economic Development Alliance, and the Winthrop Conservation Commission.
Hickman is the second 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 lives with his spouse in Winthrop, Maine, where they own and operate Annabessacook Farm, a bed and breakfast and sustainable farm that raises and sells organic produce, dairy and livestock. They also host the Winthrop Community Gardens and a fresh food bank for anyone in need.