Heidi is running for reelection to the Ely City Council. Heidi was the first woman elected to the council in 2006 and has rallied for other women to join. She has served as councilor for more than seven years, is a community volunteer and is consistent in her voting and opinions. Heidi makes sure that the needs of cities in Greater Minnesota are heard. She was elected president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) in August of 2014, a group of city officials working to empower smaller towns in Greater Minnesota to govern themselves. Heidi is raising four school-aged children with her husband. She is is invested in the future of Ely and is especially committed to providing a great education to students.