Heidi Heitkamp

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Heidi Heitkamp
Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from North Dakota
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byKent Conrad
Succeeded byKevin Cramer
28th Attorney General of North Dakota
In office
December 15, 1992 – December 15, 2000
GovernorEd Schafer
Preceded byNicholas Spaeth
Succeeded byWayne Stenehjem
20th Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
In office
December 2, 1986 – December 15, 1992
GovernorGeorge Sinner
Preceded byKent Conrad
Succeeded byRobert Hanson
Personal details
Mary Kathryn Heitkamp

(1955-10-30) October 30, 1955 (age 64)
Breckenridge, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Darwin Lange
EducationUniversity of North Dakota (BA)
Lewis and Clark College (JD)

Mary Kathryn "Heidi" Heitkamp /ˈhtˌkæmp/ (born October 30, 1955) is an American attorney and politician. She was the junior United States Senator from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019. She lost re-election in November 2018 to Kevin Cramer.

A member of the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party, she is the first woman elected to the US Senate from North Dakota. She served as the 28th North Dakota Attorney General from 1993 to 2001 and as State Tax Commissioner from 1989 to 1993.

Heitkamp ran for governor of North Dakota in 2000 and lost to Republican John Hoeven.

Heitkamp is North Dakota's second female senator, after Jocelyn Burdick, who was appointed to the office.[1]

In December 2016, it was reported that Heitkamp was being considered for agriculture secretary by president-elect Donald Trump, but she was not officially chosen for any cabinet positions.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Election Night in North Dakota". kfyrtv.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. Politico, December 10, 2016