Heather Wilson
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"Heather Ann Wilson" is President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a former United States Republican Party/Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing from 1998 to 2009. She was the first female military veteran elected to a full term in Congress.

While in Congress, Wilson focused on national security issues, serving on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the United States House Committee on Armed Services. She also focused on health care, energy, manufacturing and trade, and telecommunication, serving on the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

She opted not to run for re-election to the House in 2008 and sought the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Senator Pete Domenici but finished second in the Republican primary to Congressman Steve Pearce (politician)/Steve Pearce, who then lost the United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2008/general election to Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat Tom Udall. On March 7, 2011, she announced another run for Senate in 2012 to replace retiring Senator Jeff Bingaman, but lost the general election to Martin Heinrich, her successor in the House of Representatives.

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