Senator Julia Ratti

Assistant Majority Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Assistant Majority Leader, March 2019
  • Co-Majority Whip, November 2018 - March 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2016-Present (first elected November 2016)
  • Nevada Senate, Appointed (September 27, 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Achievement Award, Nevada Humane Society
  • Thanks Badge, Outstanding Volunteer and Leader, Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada
  • 20 Under 40 Award, Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals
  • Women Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows
  • Woman of Achievement, Nevada Women's Fund

Other Achievements

  • Graduate, Leadership Reno-Sparks
  • Graduate, Emerge Nevada


  • Sparks City Council Member, 2008 - 2016
  • Washoe County Board of Health, 2008 - 2016, Vice Chair 2014 - 2016
  • Sparks Redevelopment Agency, 2008 - 2016, Chair and Vice Chair
  • Sparks Tourism Infrastructure Committee, 2015 - 2016, Chair
  • Oversight Panel for Washoe County School Facilities, 2008 - 2016
  • Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission, 2008 - 2014
  • Washoe County Senior Advisory Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Lifetime Member, Girl Scouts of the USA


  • Master of Nonprofit Management, University of San Francisco
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Nevada


  • Founder, Human Services Network


Occupation: Public Health
Recreation: Hiking, camping, restoring vintage Airstream trailers
Born: 1969 - Reno, NV
Spouse: James Cavanaugh

Primary Sponsor

SJR3* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters. (BDR C-55)
SJR3 Urges Congress to oppose the expansion of the United States Air Force in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. (BDR R-745)
SJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SB117 Revises certain provisions relating to real property. (BDR 10-642)
SB120 Provides for the issuance of orders of protection relating to high-risk behavior. (BDR 3-112)
SB151 Revises provisions related to certain proceedings concerning property. (BDR 3-516)
SB165 Makes various changes to provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-292)
AB169 Establishes the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-712)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to health insurance coverage. (BDR 57-278)
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)
SB179 Revises provisions relating to abortions. (BDR 40-567)
SB189 Prescribes a procedure to address a patient who requests certain treatment. (BDR 40-525)
SB193 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-368)
SB201 Revises provisions governing loans. (BDR 52-568)
SB205 Requires the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management of the Department of Administration to create a pilot program to award grants of money to certain governmental and nonprofit organizations. (BDR S-807)
SB209 Revises provisions relating to hemp. (BDR 49-584)
SB223 Revises provisions relating to persons in need of care or assistance. (BDR 13-67)
SB224 Revises provisions relating to public retirement systems. (BDR 23-598)
AB240 Requires representatives from certain counties and cities to meet jointly and prepare reports addressing the orderly management of growth in their region. (BDR S-1043)
SB245 Revises provisions relating to civil actions. (BDR 3-965)
SB256 Revises various provisions relating to landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-569)
AB259* Revises provisions relating to certain criminal convictions and sentences. (BDR 14-657)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to firearms. (BDR 15-21)
SB262 Makes various changes to provide for tracking and reporting of information concerning the pricing of prescription drugs for treating asthma. (BDR 40-55)
SB263 Revises provisions relating to the regulation and taxation of certain vapor products, alternative nicotine products and tobacco products. (BDR 32-700)
SB270 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish and administer the Nevada Housing Crisis Response System. (BDR 38-792)
SB282 Limiting the civil liability of crisis support centers under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-614)
SB283 Revises provisions relating to prescription drugs. (BDR 38-114)
SB291 Revises provisions governing the testing of infants for preventable or inheritable disorders. (BDR 40-111)
SB293 Makes various changes relating to children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. (BDR 38-517)
SB312 Requires an employer in private employment to provide paid leave to employees under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-888)
SB315 Revises provisions relating to public health. (BDR 40-581)
SB366 Establishes provisions relating to dental therapy. (BDR 54-661)
AB381 Designates April 16 as “Healthcare Decisions Day” in Nevada. (BDR 19-660)
SB383 Establishes provisions relating to sexual conduct between a law enforcement officer and certain other persons. (BDR 3-113)
SB387 Revises provisions relating to anatomical gifts. (BDR 40-882)
SB398 Revises provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 20-1074)
SB407 Revises provisions relating to professional engineers and professional land surveyors. (BDR 54-609)
SB410 Revises provisions relating to incentives for economic development. (BDR 32-881)
SB416 Revises provisions relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). (BDR 23-895)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to property taxes. (BDR 32-741)
SB440 Makes appropriations to pay certain costs relating to smoke alarms and home fire safety. (BDR S-1134)
AB499 Provides for a special license plate of limited duration commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (BDR 43-1265)
SB556 Allows certain counties and cities to seek voter approval for the imposition of a property tax to employ additional police officers and firefighters based on voter approval. (BDR S-1288)
SB557 Revises provisions relating to campaign practices. (BDR 24-1272)


SCR1 Directs the Legislative Committee on Energy to conduct an interim study concerning the development of renewable energy and clean energy resources in this State. (BDR R-117)
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)
SR5 Inducts Valerie Wiener into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1262)
SR6 Inducts Barbara Katherine Cegavske into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1261)
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)
SB142 Makes various changes relating to school safety. (BDR 34-167)
SB143 Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-755)
SB155 Revises provisions regarding the possession and use of personal identifying information and fictitious personal identifying information. (BDR 15-917)
SB158 Revises the definition of the term “supervisory employee” for purposes of provisions relating to collective bargaining. (BDR 23-789)
SB159 Requires each public school and private school to adopt a policy concerning safe exposure to the sun. (BDR 34-583)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to criminal convictions of victims of sex trafficking and involuntary servitude. (BDR 14-595)
SB175 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-618)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to employment practices. (BDR 53-723)
SB197 Revises provisions relating to trade practices. (BDR 52-746)
SB198 Requires analysis and reporting concerning the eligibility of children for Medicaid. (BDR S-744)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to state financial administration. (BDR 31-806)
SB207 Revises provisions governing apprentices. (BDR 28-740)
SB210 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-307)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to certain construction. (BDR 28-910)
SB254 Revises provisions relating to carbon reduction. (BDR 40-907)
SB255 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-790)
SB284 Creates the Advisory Task Force on HIV Exposure Modernization. (BDR S-742)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to aggregated sentences and eligibility for parole. (BDR 14-293)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-1063)
SB331 Designates the new Interstate Highway No. 11 as the Purple Heart Highway. (BDR S-78)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-808)
SB361 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives to any patient. (BDR 54-921)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
SB386 Revises provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-737)
SB477 Prohibits the release of a child to a parent or guardian in a child welfare proceeding in certain circumstances. (BDR 38-1005)
SB491 Revises provisions concerning vehicles. (BDR 43-135)
SB547 Revises provisions relating to providers of new electric resources. (BDR 58-913)