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City Council - Jennifer Heffernan

Position #1: Jennifer Heffernan
Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
Committees: Public Safety

Elected in 2013, I am currently serving my first term as city councilwoman.

My husband and I moved to Woodland in 2002 when our oldest daughter was 8-years old.  We chose Woodland for its location, beauty, size, and affordability.  We have welcomed 4 more children to our family (three daughters and one son) and are expecting our second son in October 2015.  Woodland is a great place to raise a family.

I earned an A.A. in Business Management from Lower Columbia College and pursued a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington State University, Vancouver.  I have worked in the private sector for over 15 years but left to stay home and homeschool my children in 2006. 

I began attending city council meetings over a year before I ran for office.  I was initially prompted to become involved when the council voted to adopt a utility tax.  I remain passionate about keeping Woodland’s cost of living low and its standard of living high.  I am committed to the principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility.  I believe that, if the average citizen must live within their means and budget accordingly, then so should their elected officials.

I am currently serving on the Public Safety and Human Resources Committee.

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