Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert

Co-Minority Whip
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Co-Minority Whip, 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2016-Present (first elected November 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, 2009
  • Class President, Council of State Governments (CSG West), Legislative Leadership Academy, 2005
  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Las Vegas Review Journal, 2005
  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Police Officers' Research Association, 2005
  • Woman of Achievement, Nevada Women's Fund, 2008
  • Nicholas J. Horn Award, Nevada State Medical Association, 2007
  • Special Recognition, Nevada Department of Public Safety, 2012
  • Special Recognition Award, Washoe County Medical Society, 2007


  • Board Member, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), 2012 - Present
  • Member, International Women's Forum, Nevada Chapter, 2013 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010 - 2017
  • Former Treasurer and Board Member, University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business Alumni Association
  • Former President and Board Member, Casa de Vida Auxiliary (home for pregnant girls)


  • University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada, MBA
  • Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, California, B.S., Engineering


  • Republican Caucus Policy Coordinator - 2016
  • Chief of Staff, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, January 2011 - September 2012
  • Nevada State Assembly Republican Leader, Previous positions included Assistant Minority Leader and Minority Whip, 2007 - 2010
  • Nevada Assemblywoman, District 25, Washoe County, 2004 - 2010
  • Nevada Assembly Committee Assignments: Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Commerce and Labor, Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics and Constitutional Amendments, 2004 - 2010
  • Governor's Appointee, Legislative Committee to Evaluate Funding for Higher Education, 2012
  • Member of Nevada's Team, National Governor's Association Policy Academy to Improve Performance Measures for Higher Education, 2012
  • Legislative Member, Committee to Study Capital Funding for Washoe County School District, 2007 - 2008
  • Legislative Member, P-16 Committee to Study Education in Nevada
  • Vice Chair, Legislative Interim Committee to Study Water in Washoe County, 2005 - 2006


Recreation: Cycling, Running, Swimming, Triathlons, Travel
Born: 1963 - Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Guy
Children: Four

Primary Sponsor

SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 82nd Legislative Session. (BDR S-493)
AJR1* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to add and revise terms relating to persons with certain conditions for whose benefit certain public entities are supported by the State. (BDR C-477)
SCR1 Directs the Joint Interim Standing Committee on the Judiciary to conduct an interim study concerning certain policies and procedures applicable to victims of human trafficking. (BDR R-1021)
SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 82nd Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-902)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-903)
SR3 Provides for the appointment of the Senate Session staff. (BDR R-904)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
AJR4 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. (BDR C-739)
SJR5 Urges Congress to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to cover the purchase of menstrual products. (BDR R-980)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
SB86 Revises provisions related to crimes. (BDR 14-106)
SB89 Revises provisions governing crimes relating to sex trafficking. (BDR 15-107)
SB97 Enacts provisions governing the interstate practice of physical therapy. (BDR 54-402)
SB106 Revises provisions relating to ophthalmic dispensing. (BDR 54-543)
SB128 Revises provisions relating to fentanyl and certain related opioids. (BDR 40-544)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
SB134 Revises provisions relating to vision insurance. (BDR 57-642)
AB151 Provides for the issuance for a limited duration of special license plates commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Nevada, Reno. (BDR 43-89)
SB152 Revises provisions relating to the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-25)
SB161 Makes revisions relating to personal health and wellness. (BDR 38-811)
AB174 Revises provisions governing the state militia. (BDR 36-734)
SB191 Makes certain changes relating to applied behavior analysis. (BDR 38-545)
SB197 Establishes and revises the penalties for certain offenses involving fentanyl and carfentanil. (BDR 40-579)
SB207 Revises provisions relating to ethics in government. (BDR 23-875)
SB212 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-585)
SB219 Makes an appropriation to Special Olympics of Nevada to establish the organization as an independent nonprofit entity and expand its programs in this State. (BDR S-547)
SB220 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program. (BDR 34-99)
SB236 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-939)
SB248 Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. (BDR 31-631)
SB253 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-919)
SB254 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence. (BDR 16-920)
SB263 Makes an appropriation to the Children's Cabinet for the purchase and renovation of a parcel of land to carry out the Oddie Project. (BDR S-921)
SB267 Establishes provisions relating to insurance coverage of mental health services. (BDR 57-1020)
SB300 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a grant program for certain interns. (BDR S-100)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to reckless driving. (BDR 43-934)
SB323 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-925)
SB324 Revises provisions governing schools of nursing. (BDR 54-918)
SB325 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-105)
SB342 Enacts provisions relating to veterinary medicine. (BDR 34-1012)
AB356 Enacts provisions relating to mobile tracking devices. (BDR 15-1007)
SB364 Makes various changes relating to cultural remains. (BDR 33-533)
SB366 Revises provisions relating to children. (BDR 34-727)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 32-528)
SB375 Makes an appropriation to the Nevada System of Higher Education for a grant program to expand undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at institutions within the System. (BDR S-917)
SB377 Requires the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of certain costs and expenses associated with opioid-related litigation. (BDR S-757)
SB393 Revises provisions related to dental insurance. (BDR 57-101)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to the payment of certain fees for legal services. (BDR S-667)
SB432 Revises provisions governing economic development. (BDR 32-758)


AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB135 Revises the deadline for returning mail ballots by mail. (BDR 24-529)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor. (BDR 36-520)
SB149 Revises provisions governing reading and mathematics education. (BDR 34-647)
AB169 Revises provisions governing the labeling of feminine hygiene products. (BDR 51-617)
SB170 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 15-581)
AB173 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-735)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-683)
SB183 Establishes provisions relating to the collection and destruction of unused drugs. (BDR 54-576)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
SB205 Revises provisions relating to the registration of off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-546)
SB230 Requires certain proof of identity to vote in an election. (BDR 24-175)
SB238 Makes various changes relating to certain voter registration agencies. (BDR 43-583)
SB243 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 15-37)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
SB266 Revises various provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-943)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to graduate medical education. (BDR 18-553)
SB352 Revises provisions relating to prescription drugs. (BDR 57-134)
SB374 Revises provisions relating to property taxes. (BDR 32-578)
SB389 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 16-133)
SB398 Revises provisions relating to unmanned aerial vehicles. (BDR 44-14)
SB496 Revises provisions relating to the film industry. (BDR S-1039)