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Heidi believes that North Dakotans who work hard should be able to get ahead and support their families. But too often, policies from Washington tilt the scales toward special interests rather than small businesses, entrepreneurs and middle-class North Dakotans.

As a member of Senate committees on both small business and banking, Heidi worked on behalf of small businesses and our Main Street-shops, pushing to make them more competitive with large, out-of-state online retailers. She’s fighting to grow start-ups in North Dakota and rural America – not just in big cities and on America’s coasts. Heidi knows that regulatory burdens and red tape are the number one complaint of small business owners, which is why she worked with her Republican colleagues to negotiate a regulatory relief package that would protect consumers while boosting economic growth in rural America.

As the former North Dakota Attorney General, Heidi has spent her entire career working hard to protect consumers from predatory behavior, and in the Senate, she stood up to Wells Fargo and Equifax to hold them accountable for ripping off middle-class families.

As the state’s former Tax Commissioner, Heidi strongly supports permanently reforming the nation’s tax code to benefit middle-class families – not just millionaires or special interests. As the ranking member on the Senate subcommittee overseeing regulatory affairs, she has worked across the aisle to cut red tape in an effort to make government more efficient, because Heidi knows that regulations are not one-size-fits-all and shouldn’t disproportionately impact North Dakota farmers or small businesses. Heidi will keep working with both Republicans and Democrats to help small businesses thrive, support farmers and ranchers and grow North Dakota’s energy economy.


Hero of Main Street, National Retail Federation (two times)

Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Champion of Small Business Investing Award, Small Business Investor Alliance

NAM Award of Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, National Association of Manufacturers

Congressional Award, Small Business Council of America

Restoring the Balance Award, The National Conference of State Legislators

Legislator of the Year, Women Grocers of America

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