Heidi Heitkamp is a certified pilates instructor

Heidi Heitkamp
(D-N.D.)
HOMETOWN: Mantador, N.D.
BORN: Oct. 30, 1955
FAMILY: Husband, Darwin Lange; children, Ali and Nathan
EDUCATION: University of North Dakota; Lewis & Clark Law School
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: State tax commissioner; North Dakota attorney general; director of Dakota Gasification
ELECTION 2012 HIGHLIGHT: Heitkamp’s win was one of the major electoral upsets of the cycle when she beat Republican Rick Berg in a heavily red state that GOP nominee Mitt Romney won easily by 20 percentage points.
KEY ISSUES: Farm bill, honoring the U.S.’s treaty and trust obligation to Indian country, balanced energy policy
COMMITTEES: Agriculture; Banking; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Indian Affairs
WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU: “I am going to Washington for one reason: To work with them collaboratively to get things done for North Dakota and our country.”
FUN FACT: Heitkamp is a certified pilates instructor.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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