Nancy Heppner

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The Honourable
Nancy Heppner
MLA
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Martensville-Warman
Martensville (2007-2016)
Assumed office
November 7, 2007
Preceded by Ben Heppner
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 46–47)
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Nationality Canadian
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Parents Ben Heppner (father)
Profession teacher

Nancy Heppner (born 1971) is a current Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, first sitting with Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and now as a member of the Government of Saskatchewan.

Early life

She was born in Swift Current, and graduated from high school in 1989.

She went on to postsecondary education at the University of British Columbia.[1]

Political career

Heppner got involved in politics in 1995, doorknocking for her father Ben Heppner.

In 2000 she became the executive assistant for Member of Parliament Carol Skelton. She then moved on as Question Period coordinator for Stephen Harper until 2005.[1]

Nancy worked for the Honourable Bev Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage; MP for Durham) as her Director of Communications in early 2006.

Her father Ben Heppner died from cancer in 2006 and was the previous MLA for Martensville.[2]

Heppner won a by-election for the electoral district of Martensville with 77% of the vote on March 5, 2007 for the Saskatchewan Party.

She became the first woman in Saskatchewan history to directly succeed her father as a representative in the Legislative Assembly for the same constituency, and the second woman to follow in her father's footsteps as an MLA.[3]

Heppner was named Environment Critic by the leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Brad Wall on March 12, 2007.[4]

Heppner retained her seat in the general election of November 7, 2007, capturing 73.5% of the vote. She was sworn into the new Saskatchewan Party cabinet as Minister of the Environment on November 21, 2007.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 she was shuffled out of cabinet.[5]

Cabinet positions

Saskatchewan Provincial Government of Brad Wall
Cabinet posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Dustin Duncan Minister of Energy & Resources
August 30, 2017–
Incumbent
Don McMorris Minister of Highways and Infrastructure
June 5, 2014–August 23, 2016
Dave Marit
Laura Ross[6] Minister of Central Services
May 25, 2012–June 5, 2014
Jennifer Campeau
John Nilson Minister of the Environment
November 21, 2007–June 29, 2010
Dustin Duncan

References

  1. ^ a b "Nancy Heppner biography". Martensville Constituency Office. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Daughter wins dead fathers riding News March 5, 2007". CTV News. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  3. ^ "By-election cakewalk for Heppner". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Wall Assigns Critic Duties – Heppner Becomes New SaskParty Environment Critic". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Flooded areas tested for tainted wells". CBC News. June 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  6. ^ as Minister of Government Services

External links

  • Nancy Heppner campaign website
  • Nancy Heppner MLA Martensville website
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