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Commissioner Patricia Heim


  • Commissioner Patricia HeimResident of Nashville, Tennessee since 1983
  • Married, two children

Election Law Experience:

  • 2007 – Present, Member (Gubernatorial Appointee) of Tennessee Registry of Election Finance
  • 2009 – Present, Member of Davidson County Election Commission
  • 2005 – 2009, Member and Secretary of Davidson County Election Commission
  • 1995 – 2001, Member and Secretary of Davidson County Election Commission
  • Past Officer of Elections at one of Davidson County’s precincts
  • Past member of Provisional Ballot Counting Board in Davidson County
  • Served as member of August 1994 Davidson County Absentee Ballot Counting Board during TN’s first use of early voting by personal appearance
  • As Commissioner during 1995 - 2001, taught Election Officials training classes for Davidson County officials
  • Trainer for members of the Davidson County Provisional Ballot Counting Board for November 2004 election
  • Trainer at local and regional Poll Watcher education seminars
  • During all terms as Davidson County Election Commissioner, regularly attend state and regional election law seminars conducted by State Coordinator of Elections Office
  • 2005 – Present, Member of Tennessee Association of County Election Officials (T.A.C.E.O.)
  • 2005 – 2007, Vice President, Middle Grand Division, Tennessee Association of County Election Officials (T.A.C.E.O.)
  • 1995 – 2001, Member of Tennessee Association of County Election Officials (T.A.C.E.O.)
  • Former Member of T.A.C.E.O. Task Force on “Motor Voter” Issues
  • As Task Force member, attended national election law seminar on “Motor Voter” law and subsequently helped draft TN statute permitting use of postal service change of address information to update voter registration records
  • Former Member of T.A.C.E.O. Legislation and By-Laws Committees
  • Review proposed election law for members of the TN General Assembly


  • 2007 – Present, Missions Coordinator at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville providing oversight and implementation of missions objectives of the church including financial support for charitable organizations, mission service trips, outreach service opportunities including Room in the Inn and Habitat for Humanity, and website maintenance.
  • 1987 – 2007, Stay-at-Home Mother for two children
  • 1983 – 1987, Financial Analyst/Consultant for Advanced Risk Management Services Division of Willis Corroon (formerly Corroon and Black) providing actuarial and risk management consulting services to Fortune 1000 companies relating to loss forecasting, cash flow projection, loss retention capabilities and alternative loss financing programs.  Specialty services included establishment and management of offshore insurance companies in the domiciles of Bermuda and The Cayman islands.


  • 1981, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Bachelor of Business Administration – Majors in Accounting and Risk Management/Insurance
  • 1982, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Masters of Business Administration – Major in Risk Management/Insurance
  • 1982, Passed Certified Public Accountants Examination while a graduate student
  • 1983, Insurance Institute of America, Associate in Risk Management designation


  • First Presbyterian Church, Nashville – former youth mission trip leader for middle and high school youth; former adult computer class instructor; Deacon
  • Franklin Road Academy, Nashville – former volunteer in drama, sports and various school fundraising programs
  • Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, Nashville – member and volunteer
  • Glen Leven Presbyterian Church, Nashville – former member of Day School, Finance and Personnel Committees
  • St. Edward’s Catholic Church Hispanic Outreach Program, Nashville – former instructor for ELL program
  • Insurance Institute of America – former instructor for continuing education courses