A leader, a community advocate, and a candidate for Senate District 32.
Rod Hickman an attorney, community leader and activist. My success has been an aggregated effort among my parents, educators and religious upbringing. Through this community of individuals, a heart of service was instilled in him from a very early age.
He was educated in the Noxubee County District, K-12; he received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.
Rod started practicing law at one of Mississippi’s leading law firms and in 2019 he moved home to Noxubee County to opened a much-needed law firm in the community; in that same year he was elected the first African American County Prosecutor in the history of Noxubee County.
He serves as an adjunct prelaw professor at both Tougaloo College and Mississippi University for Women. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated where he currently serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Mississippi Alpha Network. He is also a member of the Local NAACP, the Noxubee County School District advisory council and he coaches the Noxubee County High School Mock Trial team.
In November of 2021 Rod was elected to the Mississippi State Senate becoming the youngest current serving Mississippi Senator. He represents Mississippi’s 32nd Senate District made up of Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee, and Winston counties.
Rod’s greatest joy is being the father of Ari Elizabeth Hickman, seven years old. She keeps him busy with an assorted array of activities.
“I see a Mississippi that keeps our best and brightest; I envision a Mississippi that my daughter Ari will choose to not only be educated in but have a long and prosperous career and raise a family if she chooses. That’s why I’m in the legislature and continue to fight for a better Mississippi. I’m working to see Mississippi and Mississippians live out their truest and greatest potential.”