Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp served as the first female senator elected from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019. During her tenure, Heitkamp was a leading advocate for affordable housing, including reform of the nation’s housing finance system, and she sponsored initiatives aimed at addressing the health and safety of Native American tribal communities and indigenous peoples. She served as Ranking Member on several Senate subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. After leaving the Senate, Heitkamp helped found the One Country Project, an organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of rural communities. She currently serves as director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and serves on the boards of the McCain Institute, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Renew Democracy Initiative and the German Marshall Fund. She is also an on-air contributor on politics and public affairs for ABC News and CNBC.