Heidi Heitkamp

  • Spring 2019

Heidi Heitkamp served as United States Senator from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019 and was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. She served as the 28th North Dakota Attorney General from 1992 to 2000 and as State Tax Commissioner from 1986 to 1992. 

Heidi was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, the fourth of seven children of Doreen LaVonne (née Berg), a school cook, and Raymond Bernard Heitkamp, a janitor and construction worker.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, she served as the 28th North Dakota Attorney General from 1992 to 2000 and as State Tax Commissioner from 1986 to 1992.