Heidi Heitkamp is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. She served as the 28th attorney general of the state from 1993 to 2001.
While serving as the Attorney General of North Dakota, Heitkamp spearheaded a historic settlement proposal that mandated the most significant legal reform in the tobacco industry.
Heidi worked to hold tobacco companies responsible for their actions and succeeded in obtaining large amounts of money for each state to use in tobacco cessation programs. The lawsuit also placed significant restrictions on allowing advertising for tobacco companies.
Before serving as North Dakota's Attorney General, Heidi held positions as an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency and as the North Dakota Tax Commissioner. In 2003, Heidi became Director of Dakota Gasification Company and currently holds this position.
Heidi graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks and attained her law degree at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
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