Hickman announces mayoral campaign

Bill Hickman

Ward 4 Council Member Bill Hickman is announcing he will run for mayor of Norman. A local attorney, mediator and small business owner, Hickman is in his second term on the Norman City Council.

“Norman is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, but we have so much more potential,” Hickman said. “As I’ve done during my time on council, I will bring a collaborative, visionary and proactive leadership style to the Mayor’s office to bring people together to get things done. I will advocate for the interests of the people. That is why I am running for mayor.”

Hickman’s vision is Norman as an inclusive city with a vibrant arts scene with unmatched local businesses founded upon an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to be environmentally friendly. He wants to build on these strengths and improve the quality of life for Norman’s residents. Hickman is committed to the successful implementation of Norman Forward and the construction of a stand-alone 21st century senior center as bricks in building a better quality of life in Norman.

He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma, his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a MBA from Auburn. Hickman is a decorated officer in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of captain.

During his tenure on city council, Hickman, 49, secured neighborhood protections, promoted safe-routes to schools, advocated for investments in aging infrastructure, supported a 21st century stand-alone senior center, and promoted local businesses. He is an outspoken supporter of Norman Animal Welfare Center and Norman’s disability community. He initiated the city’s upcoming transportation initiative and he is guiding the development of a tree preservation ordinance, a vegetation management ordinance and smart growth initiatives.

“I want Norman to be a leader in senior wellness, water quality and flood controls, youth sports facilities, quality job opportunities, entrepreneurship and small business initiatives, renewable energy and many other areas,” Hickman said. “We can achieve our collective goals to be the best with collaboration, transparency and innovative thinking. I am ready to continue my service and will work tirelessly for the people of Norman.”

To learn more about Hickman’s campaign and upcoming events, visit and like his Facebook page: Hickman For Norman. Norman citizens vote for mayor in February of 2019.

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