Heather S. HeidelbaughCounty Council At-Large
Member: Budget & Finance, Public Safety
Heather S. Heidelbaugh Esq. was elected on November 8, 2011 to begin a 6 week interim term as County Council Person At-Large through January 3, 2012. Thereafter, she will serve her full four (4) year term through 2016.
Ms. Heidelbaugh is a shareholder in the Litigation Services and Intellectual Property groups of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is nationally-recognized in regard to her work in election law. Most notably, Heather’s lawsuit against ACORN exposed a massive voter fraud operation in Pennsylvania. It was her work on this case that led the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to request her testimony and call for an investigation into ACORN. Thereafter, the House Oversight Committee expanded its investigation of ACORN into their criminal activity based on her testimony.
Her advocacy in this arena drew accolades from conservatives across the nation and caught the attention of the mainstream media. Ms. Heidelbaugh conducted numerous interviews with the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight, CNN; American Spectator; the New York Times; the Washington Times; Politico; and Investors Business Daily, among others, including local news outlets. Heather has also spoken at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and has been featured on Fox News, including The Factor with Bill O’Reilly.
Ms. Heidelbaugh was honored with the Allegheny County Bar Association’s first Pro Bono Award for her work in forming a legal clinic for the homeless in Allegheny County. Heather is also Co-Chair of the National Republican Lawyers Association, a Fellow and Co-Chair of the Board of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. She also appears weekly on the public affairs program “4802,” WQED/Channel 13, PBS, as a political analyst and makes frequent appearances on WPXI/PCNC’s “Night Talk” and “Mistick v. Roddey.” But, her most important achievement is being the mother to a wonderful son and daughter.