|North Dakota State Senate District 23|
|2006 - present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Valley City State University, 1967|
|Master's||Minot State University, 1995|
|Birthday||May 30, 1946|
|Place of birth||New Rockford, ND|
Heckaman was a Special Ed Teacher for East Central Special Education from 1985 to 2004. She is now retired.
Heckaman earned her BS from Valley City State in 1967. She then received her MS from Minot State University in 1995.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heckaman served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heckaman served on these committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heckaman served on these committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Human Services|
Heckaman was not opposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.
|North Dakota Senate, District 23 (2010)|
|Joan Heckaman (D)||2,799||58.29%|
|Frank Walker (R)||1,998||41.61%|
On November 7, 2006, Heckaman was elected to the 23rd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Preston Meier (R).  Heckaman raised $2,550 for his campaign, while Meier raised $5,757. 
|North Dakota Senate, District 23 (2008)|
|Joan Heckaman (D)||2,975|
|Preston Meier (R)||1,818|
In 2010, Heckaman received $7,650 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joan Heckaman's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus||$1,250|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|Boilermakers Local 647||$900|
|Friends Of Byron Dorgan||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$7,650|
In 2006, Heckaman collected $2,550 in donations.
These were her contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS||$1,250|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES||$400|
|BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 647||$400|
Heckaman and her husband Duane have four children.
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
|North Dakota State Senate District 23
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