Speaker of the Oklahoma State House
In February of 2014, the Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly elected Rep. Jeff Hickman as Speaker of the House.As the elected representative of District 58, Speaker Hickman has represented Alfalfa, Major, Woods and northeast Woodward counties in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2004. Dedicated to conservative values, responsible government, rural economic growth and a champion for law enforcement and public safety Hickman has held a number of leadership positions prior to taking office as Speaker. He served as Speaker Pro Tempore from 2010 to 2012 and served as chairman of the Public Safety Appropriations & Budget Committee. He also served as a member on the Appropriations & Budget Committee, Energy & Aerospace Committee, and the Agriculture & Wildlife Committee.
Speaker Hickman is involved in his family’s farming and ranching operation in northwest Oklahoma and is the fifth generation of his family to own and farm land in Alfalfa and Woods counties. He is a graduate of Cherokee High School and holds a B.A. with Distinction in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Hickman was a Top 10 Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior at OU and received the Letseizer Medal given to the top three student leaders. Upon graduation, Hickman served as assistant to the President & Athletic Director, Public Affairs Special Projects Coordinator, and as University Press Secretary in the Office of the President, before moving to Woodward where he was vice president of Omni Media Group.
Speaker Hickman and his wife, Jana, have three children and live in Fairview. Jana works as an occupational therapist in six school districts in northwest Oklahoma.