Note: Ted Hickman shares his reasons for why he should get your vote. Any candidate can share this information on Dixon Patch at this link.
"By all means vote for your favorite person, I'd just like to have your second vote."
Since coming to Dixon in the mid 1960s, Ted:
1. Co-founded the start of Dixon Little League and over the years served as President, Vice President, Player Agent, coach, manager and safety officer. Linda was one of the first female LL managers. He negotiated the city-LL lease agreement...This was years before they had kids.
2. He served as the head referee for Dixon Soccer Club and wife Linda was one of the first female board members, and certified referee and coach. Both of their sons, Trey and Joel were certified coaches and referees. Ted and Trey became State USSF referees and Ted is still certified as a state ref and is also a certified soccer instructor. He has refed over 3,000 games from youth to college, to adult competitive to semi-pro. He has taught and certified hundreds of new referees.
3. They worked with the Dixon Dolphins swim team as timers and lane judges. The help establish girls softball and Linda managed the first girl's All Star Team.
4. They worked with the high school band, wrestling, baseball and soccer programs.
5. Ted served as the city's rep on ABAG, California Commission on Aging, the Joint Dixon-Davis committee, and other boards and groups.
6. He was elected and served four year terms on the city council in the 60's and 70's and 80's for a total of 12 years; two of which he served as vice mayor. HE KNOWS WHAT GOES WHERE AND WHY AND IS BY FAR THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE IN THIS ELECTION.
7. He has dozens of awards for community service including the Dixon Citizen of the Year award.
8. He also won first place state and national awards as editor of the Dixon Tribune and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
9. He has served over 25 years with the Local American Legion Post 208 working as a Vice Commander for four years. He volunteers and worked for over 20 years at the junior livestock auction at the Dixon May Fair.
10. He and his family are probably best known for the private, non-government funded, Dixon Toys for Tots Community Christmas Programs which see hundreds of volunteers come together annually to work on the seven-part program. The group raises about $15,000 annually to help about 350 families, from 700 to 800 kids and way over 100 senior citizens have a happy holiday season. The Hickman's have run this program since 1968 when the old one was destroyed by fire. The also gather and distribute around 1,000 coats and feed every family that has children and no or very little food, for the three weeks the kids are out of school for Christmas Vacation...plus presents, trees and bikes, etc. The programs now work in with help from both the Dixon police and fire departments associations.
The list goes on and on... Like his work that brought about Northwest Park, City Hall and the Senior Center just to name a few. Ted and his family have served this community in many capacities and continue to do so, in or out of office. Although not soliciting endorsements or financial donation he will not turn down election help of any kind.