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Rural Health Legislator of the Year
This award recognizes an outstanding North Dakota legislator, congressional representative, or legislative aid
for his/her work and support of rural and public health initiatives that address an identified need in his/her
district. Criteria used to select this award recipient includes: introduces or supports an existing piece of
legislation that addresses an identified rural or public health need or issue; demonstrates leadership in the
community; and incorporates community input into the planning process.
2021 – Representative Richard "Rick" Holman, North Dakota House of Representatives Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Dakota Conference, this award will be
presented in 2021.
2019 –Joan Heckaman, District 23 Senator and
North Dakota Senate Minority Leader, New Rockford
2018 –Greg Westlind, District 15
Representative, North Dakota House of Representatives, Cando
2017 –Bill Devlin, Representative, North Dakota
House of Representatives, Finley