November Commissioner’s Race is Expanding

Jillane Hixson has announced her candidacy for Prowers County Commissioner, District III, challenging the Republican candidates Roger Stagner and Wendy Buxton-Andrade; for the seat currently held by Gene Milbrand.   Ms. Hixson is co-owner/operator of their family farm, three miles south of Lamar, established by her parents Larry and Ethel Hixson; and has deep roots in Prowers County agriculture spanning four generations.   Ms. Hixson’s background includes  a  28 year career with IBM as a business and financial analyst for IBM contracts with numerous Fortune 500 companies, where she managed financial operations and budgets exceeding $75 million annually.

Ms. Hixson has been an active member of various local fund-raising committees, such as  Hospice and Domestic Safety;  and a board member of “Land Owners United” organized to protect civil rights and property rights (development, water, & gravel)  of land owners who participated in the Conservation Easement program.  Ms. Hixson is also the chairperson for Prowers County Democrats.   Ms. Hixson holds two associate degrees, one in Electronics and one in Business … and half-jokingly states she has acquired a PHD in Conservation Easements, resulting from the eight year controversy, of which she has actively worked with state and national legislators, including lobbying and testimony at the State Capitol, as well as working with various property rights organizations and committees;  the issues that are now approaching a decade to resolve.

Ms. Hixson is passionate about economic and agriculture issues that affect Prowers County, and hopes to bring her business and agriculture knowledge to  serve Prowers County.    A cherished painting, by her aunt, Yvonne Eddleman, (background of the photo), depicts wheat harvest at their family farm, where they alternate crops of wheat, milo, millet and feed;  sold to local grain elevators and area cattle ranchers.

(The Prowers County Democratic caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm at Lamar HIgh School and precincts in Holly at the Catholic Hall–(Editor’s Note)

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