homepage logo

Hickman Announces Candidacy For Tyler County Commission

By Staff | Apr 8, 2020

Lance Hickman

Lance M. Hickman recently announced his candidacy for Tyler County Commissioner.

Hickman is a lifelong resident of Tyler County and is West Virginia proud.

While in college, Hickman decided that he wanted to run for Commission when the time was right. The time is now.

He reports he feels compelled to serve the county that he feels has given us all so much.

Hickman reports his family has been in the county a long time. He says his family has called Tyler County home for many generations. Moses Spencer, the owner of the Spencer farm the “Big Moses” Gas Well was drilled on in 1894, is his fourth Great Grandfather.

Hickman is 35 years old and graduated from Tyler Consolidated High School in 2002.

He went on to graduate from West Virginia University in 2007 with a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Hickman says he has been employed by DAC Energy for 13 years.

He spent three summers working for DAC while still attending college at WVU.

Hickman reports he is a Christian, a farmer, and an outdoorsman. He supports the Tyler FFA, as well as the local 4-H clubs. He is also a member of the Middle Island Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Hickman says he is serving his second term on the Tyler County Building Commission. He is a proud father of six year old twins, Creed and Delaney.

Hickman has a strong Business Management Background he feels will provide experienced leadership to ensure a positive future for Tyler County. He has experience in managing and budgeting numerous multi-million dollar projects from conception to completion during his career, in which he is involved in all aspects, including planning, budgeting, and management.

Hickman reports he is very open minded and willing to listen to the concerns of the people in Tyler County. He says the county has benefited from an influx in taxes generated from the Shale Boom that has taken place over the last decade. He thinks it is a great time for our county to upgrade in certain areas and get caught up. At the same time, Hickman says he doesn’t want to see Tyler County fall to the curse of the lottery and end up worse than where we were. He feels with the onset of the Coronavirus, we see how fast the nation’s economy can react to stimulus and the local taxes would show the effect within two years. Hickman says we need to treat ourselves to some things, but also prepare for the future.