Brenda Heller

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Brenda Heller
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 33
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Personal
ProfessionParaprofessional
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brenda Heller is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Heller earned her B.S. in Veterinary Technology/Agriculture and Applied Science from North Dakota State University. Her professional experience includes working as a paraprofessional at Beulah Middle School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heller served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heller served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heller served on the following committee:

Elections

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heller won re-election to one of two seats in District 33 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Heller and fellow incumbent Gary Kreidt (R) defeated Judy Lang (D) and Jane Opdahl (D).[2][3]

North Dakota State House, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Heller (R) 3,892
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Kreidt (R) 3,802
Jane Opdahl (D) 2,216
Judy Lang (D) 1,781

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Heller won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 33 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Heller (R) 3,317
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Kreidt (R) 3,151
Kevin Herrmann (D-NPL) 2,434
Mike Quinn (D-NPL) 2,021

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Heller received $5,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brenda Heller's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Marathon Oil$600
Basin Electric Power Cooperative$500
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Hamm, Harold$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,025

2006

In 2006, Heller collected $500 in donations.[6]

This was her contributor in 2006.

Donor Amount
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS OF NORTH DAKOTA $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting North Dakota's business community.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[7] In 2012, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored on how they voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to women's issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[8] Heller received a score of 82.50% on policy legislation and voted against 10.53% of state spending. Heller was ranked 13th on policy and 26th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Heller and her husband, Marty, have three children. They currently reside in Beulah, North Dakota.[1]

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