Heidi knows what makes North Dakota a special place to call home but that we face growing challenges.
By gathering voices from across the state through her Strong & Safe Communities Initiative, she heard the concerns and ideas from dozens of leaders and community members across the state on how best to face new and emerging challenges facing North Dakota – from crude oil train derailments to human and drug trafficking-related crimes. Their words helped guide her. Her RESPONSE Act was signed into law, to make sure first responders handling crude oil train emergencies have the training they need to keep our communities protected and return home safely to their families. Heidi pushed for landmark anti-human trafficking legislation to crack down on criminals and protect victims. And by working closely with law enforcement in North Dakota, health care experts and treatment specialists, Heidi is tackling the opioid and addiction epidemic head on, which has devastated too many North Dakota families. Heidi will keep fighting to keep our communities strong and safe.