Assemblywoman Heidi Swank

Assistant Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2017 (first elected November 2012)—three regular and four special sessions
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2017
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Chair); Ways and Means
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Ways and Means
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Transportation
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Interim Finance Committee; Committee to Consult with the Director; Legislative Committee on Public Lands
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee; Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Marlette Lake Water System

Other Achievements

  • Flamingo Club, Founder and Chair, 2006-current
  • Editorial Board, “Written Language and Literacy,” 2010-current
  • Nevada Faculty Alliance, Member, 2009-2012


  • Friends of Gold Butte, Treasurer and Board Member, 2013-present
  • Beverly Green Neighborhood Association, President, 2011-2013
  • Beverly Green Neighborhood Association, Secretary, Vice President, 2006-2010


  • Prescott High School, Prescott, Wisconsin
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A.
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,M.A., Ph.D.


Occupation: Executive Director, Nevada Preservation Foundation
Recreation: Camping, hiking, collecting midcentury furniture
Born: 1968, Prescott, Wisconsin
Spouse: Scott

Primary Sponsor

AB119 Revises provisions governing the practice of veterinary medicine. (BDR 54-247)
AB122 Establishes “Nevada Mid-Century Architecture Day” as a day of observance. (BDR 19-538)
SB164 Revises provisions prohibiting certain discriminatory acts. (BDR 18-59)
AB194 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 33-246)
AB197 Establishes certain requirements for the operation of seasonal or temporary recreation programs. (BDR 38-506)
SB202 Revises provisions relating to hydraulic fracturing in this State. (BDR 46-438)
AB206 Revises provisions relating to certain notices provided to the parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a public school. (BDR 34-740)
SB211 Revises provisions governing public schools. (BDR 34-426)
SB220 Requires instruction on financial literacy in public middle schools and junior high schools. (BDR 34-654)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
SB268 Temporarily provides certain services for veterans. (BDR 37-1042)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
SB353 Enacts provisions relating to sexual orientation conversion therapy. (BDR 54-748)
AB361 Enacts provisions relating to captive wild animals. (BDR 20-776)
AB362 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-745)
AB377 Establishes provisions for the preservation, development and use of the Nevada State Prison as a historical, cultural, educational and scientific resource. (BDR 26-625)
AB384 Establishes the Nevada Legislature Oral History Program. (BDR 17-1011)
AB410 Revises the membership of the Real Estate Commission. (BDR 54-741)


ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
SJR9 Expresses support for continued enforcement action against voting discrimination. (BDR R-7)
SJR13* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SB122 Revises provisions relating to recycling. (BDR 54-893)
AB123 Designates the square dance as the official dance of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-677)
AB124 Revises provisions governing punishment for crimes. (BDR 4-182)
SB128 Revises provisions relating to the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-96)
AB164 Revises provisions relating to access by patients to certain investigational drugs, biological products and devices. (BDR 40-125)
AB179 Revises provisions governing personal information. (BDR 52-756)
SB180 Requires a court to award certain relief to an employee injured by certain unlawful employment practices under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-863)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-785)
AB201 Revises provisions governing eminent domain. (BDR 3-960)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
AB207 Makes various changes to provisions relating to the enforcement of judgments. (BDR 2-738)
SB215 Makes various changes relating to student loans. (BDR 18-933)
AB226 Revises provisions for the payment of certain undergraduate fees and expenses of certain dependent children. (BDR 34-1010)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)
AB236 Enacts provisions related to the promotion of public engagement by state agencies. (BDR 18-697)
SB259 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-973)
AB278 Revises provisions governing class-size reduction. (BDR 34-749)
SB279 Revises various provisions relating to corrections. (BDR 16-428)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
AB289 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning issues related to the provision of mental health services. (BDR S-693)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
AB304 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-1067)
AB306 Requires an employer to make certain accommodations for a nursing mother. (BDR 40-249)
AB307 Revises provisions relating to services for children with intellectual disabilities and children with related conditions. (BDR S-803)
AB309 Provides for the confidentiality of certain communications between parties during a peer support counseling session. (BDR 23-277)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to voter registration. (BDR 24-652)
AB329 Requires members of the executive board of a unit-owners' association to complete certain courses of instruction. (BDR 10-744)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
AB341 Revises provisions relating to pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-832)
SB385 Provides for recognition of Cinco de Mayo Day in Nevada. (BDR 19-20)
SB399 Creates the Nevada Boost Grant Program. (BDR 34-890)