Married to Pat for 28 years. Sons Dan (20) and Tommy (18), daughter Samantha (15). Both boys will be Cadets at West Point this year. We have lived in Gwinnett County for over 19 years.
As a Special Forces Colonel, briefed the US Commanding Generals on the daily activities of Green Berets and Navy SEALs across the battlespace. Earned my third Bronze Star.
I will fight for you…
My name is Doug Heckman and I am running for the U.S. House of Representatives here in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 2nd.
Extreme partisanship is harming our country. We need representatives in Congress that seek to bring people together. That is the way I have run my campaign and that is the way I will serve this District.
To create new high-paying jobs in Georgia we must support major investment in new industries like Clean Energy technology and drive public-private partnerships. We will end Big Oil tax subsidies and make “pay-as-you-go” rules enforceable so that we balance our national budget.
Service Before Self
I am running to serve the people of this District with respect and accountability. The central message of my Campaign is therefore: Service Before Self..
Heckman in war zone - NBC's Jane Arraf reports on the difficulties faced by U.S. troops in Iraq...
The 7th District
Georgia's 7th District covers Gwinnett, Barrow, Walton, and parts of Forsyth and Newton Counties.
Stop it NOW!
...Politicians from both parties know we have a massive overspending problem, but rather than fix the problem, each party blames the other while legislators from both sides of the aisle keep funding pork. There is no middle ground and no compromise - this must stop. Today, the question "Which party has been responsible?" matters far less than "Who - from either party- will fix the problem?" I will help fix the problem.
We cannot do this to our children. Or to rephrase, we can, but we SHOULD not. The bill will come due someday, and today's politicians know they will probably be long gone by then. I say stop it NOW....
...Our country’s next great national project must be to shed our dependence on foreign oil and transform our energy sector. We need to approach this task with the same enthusiasm and intensity with which we approached President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon. Six US Presidents have talked about ending our dependence on foreign oil but we have not yet had the political will to get it done.
I believe America’s dependence on foreign oil (up from 22 percent in 1970 to 70 percent of our oil today) threatens more than just our environment. Our reliance on oil from many dangerous and unstable countries does have serious implications for our national security and our economy. It makes our economy susceptible to costly spikes in crude oil prices and creates significant national security issues/costs. To break our dependency, we will need to reduce our imports of foreign oil by several means: ...