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. 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 in Spring Branch ISD. 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.
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 a 7th grade Sunday school teacher. He and his wife of 24 years, Dr. Jennifer Hickman, have three children, Emma, Sarah, and Will.