State Senator Joan Heckaman announces re-election bid

State Senator Joan Heckaman announces re-election bid
(BISMARCK, ND) – State Senator and Assistant Senate Minority LeaderJoan Heckaman (Democrat – New Rockford) announced today that she will be seeking re-election to the State Senate from District 23. Senator Heckaman released the following statement:

“I have been honored to have been given the opportunity to work on behalf of the constituents of District 23 and I want to continue to work for them in the next four years.

“During my Senate tenure, I’ve worked with members of both parties to find common sense solutions that advance economic opportunities in our rural district. I want to continue this work.

“I also want to continue to work on making sure North Dakota makes the necessary future-focused investments in early childhood education, child care, and pre-Kindergarten, along with addressing the unique challenges facing rural K-12 school districts. Investing in our future also means that we have to do more, and be smarter, about investing in infrastructure to keep our citizens safe and to maintain economic growth.

“Finally, in the present energy boom, we cannot forget about our state’s first industry, agriculture. I want to continue to push legislation that enables this vital industry to thrive.

“District 23 has always been good to me. I’m asking for their support so we can continue the progress we’ve made over the last few years.” (END)


About Senator Joan Heckaman

  • First elected in 2006. Represents District 23.
  • District 23 includes all of Eddy, Nelson, Griggs, and Steele counties along with the eastern part of Benson County, including the Spirit Lake Nation.
  • Has served in four legislative sessions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013).
  • Elected Assistant Senate Minority Leader in 2013.
  • Standing Committees: Education, Agriculture (2013 Legislative Session)
  • Interim Committee Assignments: Legislative Management, Budget Section, Legislative Procedures and Arrangements, Administrative Rules, Health Services, and Education Funding.
  • Additional Public Service: Legislative representative on the Governor’s Autism Task Force; Member, Secretary of State’s Voting System Committee; Member, Council of State Governments 2015 Planning Committee; Member, North Dakota Career and College Ready Coalition.
  • Community Memberships: Eastern Star; Eagles Auxiliary; Board, Central North Dakota Steam Threshers; New Rockford Book Club; New Rockford Golf Club.
  • Of Special Note: Delegate, International Legislative Forum (2011, 2012, 2013); Darden School of Legislative Leadership, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Family: Married (Dewey), four children, ten grandchildren.
  • Profession: Retired (Former High School Math and Special Education Teacher)
  • Education: B.S., Education, Valley City State University (VCSU); Masters of Science, Special Education, Minot State University (MSU)

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