Donald E. “ Smoke” Hickman


Seeking election to  VCCD #9 seat #4

Served as Supervisor VCCD # 9 for past 3 years

Smoke and wife Libby have lived in The Villages since 2005

Retired from US Navy after 37 years, rank of Rear Admiral

Independent logistic/financial consultant 15 years; Board of Director, Private Shipyard 13 years; Chairman of military related scholarship Foundation 10 years

Past Chairman, Combat Veterans to Careers

Active in community affairs, Pickleball Instructor for 12 years

Member of VHA

Strong fiscal conservative…..steady as you grow

Supports VCCD # 9 past financial practices, increasing reserves, maintaining villa roads, and without fee increases

Wants The Villages to continue to be as wonderful as it was when each resident decided to move here