Forum Area Person of the Year: Heidi Heitkamp
Published 12/29/2012, INFORUM
An independent spirit, Heitkamp will be first woman US senator from North Dakota
On paper, Heidi Heitkamp might not seem like the kind of person North Dakota voters would elect to high office. She started her career as a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency – an unpopular bureaucracy in a state that frowns upon federal regulation. Then, she worked as a lawyer in the North Dakota Tax Department, an agency she later headed.
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