|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 earned her B.S. in Education from Valley City State University in 1967. She later received her M.S. in Special Education from Minot State University in 1995. Heckaman was a Special Ed Teacher for East Central Special Education from 1985 to 2004.
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. They currently reside in New Rockford, North Dakota.
- 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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