Assemblywoman Heidi Swank

Assistant Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2019 (first elected November 2012)—four regular and four special sessions
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2017
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Chair); Taxation; Ways and Means
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Chair); Education; 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
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning Wildfires (Chair); Legislative Committee on Public Lands (Vice Chair); Interim Finance Committee
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Interim Finance Committee; Legislative Committee on Public Lands; Interim Committee to Study the Cost and Affordability of Higher Education
  • 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

AJR1 Expresses objection to the transfer of radioactive plutonium to this State. (BDR R-977)
AB104 Makes an appropriation to the Account for the Nevada Main Street Program. (BDR S-532)
AB118 Revises provisions relating to certain financial transactions and short-term loans. (BDR 52-621)
AB160 Revises provisions governing the Commission on Tourism. (BDR 18-24)
SB165 Makes various changes to provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-292)
AB178 Provides for transferable tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. (BDR 32-297)
AB179 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-622)
AB229 Requires the establishment of a technical advisory program for the protection and preservation of certain buildings and structures. (BDR 33-299)
AB230 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 22-298)
AB265 Requires the Desert Research Institute to conduct a study concerning water treatment and recycling. (BDR S-901)
AB279 Creates the Office of Project Management within the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-1021)
AB353 Revises provisions governing the disposition of certain types of materials and waste produced by certain governmental entities. (BDR 40-623)
AB404 Authorizes the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to establish a program authorizing certain persons to transfer, defer or return certain lawfully obtained tags if certain extenuating circumstances exist. (BDR 45-1029)


AJR2* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages regardless of gender. (BDR C-690)
ACR3 Memorializes former Assemblyman Bob Price. (BDR R-971)
AJR4 Urges the President and the Congress of the United States to pass acts to combat illegal harvesting and trafficking of human organs. (BDR R-92)
SCR7 Celebrates the sister state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1266)
SCR8 Memorializes former Nevada Attorney General and Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Springer. (BDR R-1259)
ACR9 Celebrates the Life of Assemblyman Odis “Tyrone” Thompson. (BDR R-1291)
AB127 Revises provisions governing testimony before governmental bodies. (BDR 19-272)
AB128 Revises provisions governing vocational rehabilitation. (BDR 53-829)
AB134 Revises provisions governing privileges. (BDR 4-694)
AB136 Makes various changes relating to public construction. (BDR 28-145)
AB138 Revises provisions governing workers' compensation. (BDR 53-708)
AB139 Revises provisions relating to when minors may marry. (BDR 11-1)
SB143 Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-755)
AB152 Revises provisions relating to cultural resources and certain grave sites. (BDR 33-868)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the eligibility requirements for grants awarded under the Silver State Opportunity Grant Program. (BDR 34-674)
AB159 Establishes the Governor's Advisory Council on Food Security within the Department of Health and Human Services. (BDR 18-830)
AB161 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-705)
AB163 Revises provisions governing water conservation. (BDR 48-798)
AB165 Revises provisions relating to civil liability for causing the injury or death of certain pets. (BDR 3-126)
AB169 Establishes the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-712)
AB174 Establishes the Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Housing. (BDR 18-94)
SB178 Creates the Council on Food Security and the Food for People, Not Landfills Program. (BDR 18-57)
AB182 Designates neon as the official state element of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-670)
AB185 Providing for a study concerning certain health benefits. (BDR S-277)
AB189 Revises provisions relating to warrants for the search of a person. (BDR 14-958)
AB190 Revises provisions relating to certain construction. (BDR 28-637)
AB192 Establishes a procedure when certain offenses are decriminalized. (BDR 14-319)
AB214 Makes an appropriation for a feasibility study of the development of the historic structures, buildings and other property and any artifact resources of the Nevada State Prison. (BDR S-535)
AB246 Revises provisions relating to business entities. (BDR 18-996)
AB247 Makes various changes relating to the care of children. (BDR 38-289)
AB248 Prohibits a settlement agreement from containing provisions that prohibit or restrict a party from disclosing certain information under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-1004)
AB295 Revising provisions governing sexuality education in public schools. (BDR 34-811)
AB304 Revises requirements relating to class sizes in public schools. (BDR 34-930)
AB306 Enacts provisions to assist veteran-owned businesses to create cooperatives. (BDR 7-288)
AB326 Provides for tax credits for certain business entities that invest in certain fresh food retailers located in underserved communities and similar areas. (BDR 18-318)
AB338 Revises requirements for the operation of a motor vehicle by a young driver. (BDR 43-600)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
AB374* Requires the Department of Health and Human Services, if authorized by federal law, to establish a health care plan within Medicaid for purchase by persons who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid. (BDR 38-881)
AB408* Revises provisions relating to Medicaid and health insurance. (BDR 38-957)
AB499 Provides for a special license plate of limited duration commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (BDR 43-1265)