Hickey says his focus will be on fostering private-sector job growth, improving education and bringing fiscal responsibility to state government.
"I am proud to be running for an opportunity to serve the citizens of Senate District 11," said Hickey. "As a small-business owner, I will work hard to grow Southwest Arkansas' economy, encourage job creation and make our community a great place to live, raise a family and build a business."
Hickey is the former Senior Vice President of Commercial National Bank, where he recently retired after 25 years. He is also the owner of three rental and construction businesses in Texarkana, and spent six years on the Texarkana Arkansas School Board, from 2004 to 2010.
"As the former President and Vice President of the Texarkana Arkansas School Board, I want to be an advocate for education initiatives across Arkansas," said Hickey. "My goal is to bring serious leadership to the people of my district to ensure their values are being represented not just at home but in Little Rock."
Hickey also said supporting local law enforcement is a top priority. "Law enforcement officers keep our families, homes and neighborhoods safe and I appreciate their service," said Hickey.