Heidi Heitkamp

Born:October 30, 1955 (age 64)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2013-2019
Attorney general of North Dakota, 1993-2001
State tax commissioner, 1989-1993
State:North Dakota
Party:Democratic
Education:B.A, University of North Dakota
J.D, Lewis and Clark College

Heidi Heitkamp served as a U.S. senator from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019. She was North Dakota's second female senator, and the first to be elected. She lost her re-election bid in 2018.

Heitkamp was born in Breckinridge, Minnesota, on October 30, 1955. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota in 1977 and J.D. from Lewis and Clark College in 1980.

Heitkamp worked as a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency from 1980 to 1981, was state tax commissioner from 1989 to 1993 and was the attorney general of North Dakota from 1993 to 2001. From 2001 to 2012, she was the director of Dakota Gasification Company's Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

For information on Heitkamp's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. Senate, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.

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