"I just love people," Heffner said of why she decided to run for election.
"I've been on the City Council before and in politics before, and I miss it."
Pat has had 17 years of experience on the Brazil City Council.
"I do think my experience on the City Council will help on the County Council if I'm elected," she said. "I know it will run somewhat differently, but I understand ordinances, finances and budgeting."
During her time on the Brazil City Council, Heffner was involved in getting the new water tower near Interstate-70.
"My vote (for the water tower) was always yes," she said. "I was there the day of dedication, and it looks so nice. I'm really proud of that. It's one of the main reasons business wasn't coming in down by I-70, because of the lack of water."
Heffner said she wants to continue bringing industry and new businesses to the county.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing growth," she said. "I'm looking forward to new business coming, and I'll do everything I can to promote that."
Heffner said she also feels strongly about the road conditions in the county.
"I'm very interested in upgrading the roads," she said.
"I'd do anything to bring more resources to the county."
Married with three children, three grandchildren and one on the way, Heffner said the "politics end after the election. Everyone in my eyes is equal."
As an office manager, Heffner worked at Hamilton Center for 20 years. She worked at East Side Elementary School for 11 years as bookkeeper and secretary.
"I feel like I can be helpful to the voters with my experience and integrity," she said. "I promise to listen to their concerns, and when they call or notify me, I will look into it."