Keep Will Hickman on Texas State Board of Education
About Will Hickman
Will Hickman, a Republican from Houston, serves as the current member of the Texas State Board of Education representing District 6. He won the 2020 Republican Primary and General Elections and was sworn into office on January 2, 2021.
“SBOE Member Will Hickman is the strong, conservative leader that we need on the State Board of Education. Will has proven himself to be a loyal representative voice for his district, listening to the parents and educators and bringing their concerns to the table. Will Hickman has three children in public schools and relates as a parent to the challenges facing our educational system today.” Governor Abbott
He has quickly become a leader on the Board and brings his resume and experience to the table for the students of Texas:
“Will is the only engineer and lawyer on the Board which gives him a unique perspective. He does his homework, reviews all the agenda materials, knows the Texas Education Code, asks great questions, and makes amendments to represent his conservative district well. He is effective and works well with all of the other SBOE Members and TEA Staff. We need him back on the SBOE next year.” – Keven Ellis, SBOE Chair
Hickman was able to remove the politics of climate alarmism from the Science TEKS at the November, 2021 SBOE meeting:
“We were successful in getting several improvements made to science curriculum standards. Will Hickman was instrumental in passing these improvements.” – Jason Isaac, former State Representative and leading energy policy expert
Hickman is Pro-School Choice and believes parents should choose the best option for their children: home school, private school, public charter school, magnet, or zoned ISD schools. Hickman was awarded the 2020 Charter Champion Award from the Texas Public Charter Schools Association.
Hickman led the charge to reject three radical LGBT and pro-abortion textbooks, and he made the motion to approve one material suitable for Texas students aligned with the Health TEKS, which the Board approved 10-3: “The Board approved an abstinence-focused textbook that is based on state education standards.” – Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor for Texas Values
Hickman is chairing the ad-hoc Flight Plan Committee with other SBOE Members from North, East, and West Texas. You can read more about Flight Plans by clicking the tab above.
Hickman earned two bachelor’s degrees from Texas A&M University, one in Mechanical Engineering and another in Industrial Distribution. He later attended the University of Houston Law Center and graduated with a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree. He continued to advance his career and pursued a Master of Laws (LLM) degree specializing in Intellectual Property. He recently returned to the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.
Hickman has been a lawyer since 2001 and an in-house counsel for a major energy company since 2004. He and his wife are actively involved in the Texas public school system with children in high school and middle school. He actively supports the parents, teachers, and students through having served in many roles such as the PTA legislative liaison for elementary and middle schools and being a member of Dad’s Club and Watch Dog programs.
Will has a long record of working collaboratively with others and giving back to the community:
Hickman has been an active citizen in his community. He was elected to serve his constituents on the Bellaire City Council for 6 years. He served as Precinct Chair for Bellaire and West Houston, Electoral College, and as volunteer general counsel for the Harris County Republican Party.
Hickman is also a coach at the Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association and an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Committee.
Hickman is an active member of Tallowood Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and served as a 7th grade Sunday school teacher. He and his wife of 24 years, Jennifer Hickman, have three children in Texas public schools.
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