Monmouth (part), Readfield and Winthrop District #81 Rep. Craig Hickman, an organic farmer, small business owner, chef, poet and author, is serving his fourth term in the 129th Legislature. He is House Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, where he champions food sovereignty, food security, food freedom, food processing infrastructure investments, and other efforts to protect Maine’s small family farms and promote rural economic development. Hickman is also House Chair of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, which plays a vital role in advising Congress and the President of the United States to keep the people of Maine’s best interests at the forefront when negotiating international trade agreements that directly impact Maine’s workers, Maine’s heritage industries, Maine’s manufacturing sector, and Maine’s environment and natural resources. Finally, Hickman is a senior member of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, which oversees voting rights, elections, campaign finance, liquor and cannabis regulations, landlord tenant relations, claims against the state, National Guard and veterans issues.