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
Children: Four

Primary Sponsor

SB139 Creates the Program to Develop Leadership Skills for Public School Pupils. (BDR 34-283)
SB141 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. (BDR S-249)
SB142 Makes various changes relating to school safety. (BDR 34-167)
SB152 Eliminates the requirement for certain businesses to file a commerce tax return. (BDR 32-521)
SB183 Makes various changes relating to governmental administration. (BDR 19-537)
SB184 Revises provisions relating to the protection of children. (BDR 34-668)
SB185 Revises provisions relating to background checks required to become a volunteer at a school. (BDR 34-14)
SB186 Enacts provisions governing the interstate practice of physical therapy. (BDR 54-514)
SB188 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-632)
AB194 Revises provisions governing the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council. (BDR 38-862)
AB217 Revises provisions relating to firearms. (BDR 15-860)
SB227 Requires certain information to be reported concerning public school expenditures. (BDR 34-825)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to bullying in schools. (BDR 34-641)
SB258 Revises provisions relating to applied behavior analysis. (BDR 39-248)
SB263 Revises provisions relating to the regulation and taxation of certain vapor products, alternative nicotine products and tobacco products. (BDR 32-700)
SB265 Revises provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-1042)
SB282 Limiting the civil liability of crisis support centers under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-614)
SB302 Revises provisions relating to personal information collected by governmental agencies. (BDR 52-547)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a prohibited substance. (BDR 43-312)
SB317 Establishes provisions relating to juvenile assessment centers. (BDR 5-165)
AB319 Revises provisions governing professional licensing. (BDR 54-314)
SB332 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-640)
SB333 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-738)
SB335 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-161)
SB343 Requires training for certain members of certain educational governing bodies and requires additional transparency for school expenditures. (BDR 34-548)
SB351 Makes certain changes relating to education. (BDR 34-247)
SB352 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicle registration. (BDR 43-51)
SB360 Enacts the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act. (BDR 15-11)
SB372 Revises provisions relating to school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers. (BDR 54-546)
SB409 Revises provisions relating to regulatory bodies. (BDR 18-147)
AB499 Provides for a special license plate of limited duration commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (BDR 43-1265)
SB529 Revises provisions relating to state financial administration. (BDR 31-1267)


SJR2 Proposes an amendment to the Nevada Constitution that revises the provisions governing appointments of judicial officers to fill vacancies. (BDR C-766)
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)
AB142 Eliminates the statute of limitations for the prosecution of sexual assault in certain circumstances. (BDR 14-175)
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)
AB182 Designates neon as the official state element of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-670)
AB216 Requires the establishment of a database of information relating to funding opportunities for higher education. (BDR 18-858)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to the dedication of water rights. (BDR 48-664)
AB255 Revises provisions relating to permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-84)
AB257 Provides for the establishment of the Nevada State Holocaust Museum. (BDR 33-1039)
SB270 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish and administer the Nevada Housing Crisis Response System. (BDR 38-792)
SB293 Makes various changes relating to children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. (BDR 38-517)
SB325 Establishes the Nevada Child Adoption Grant Program to provide grants to assist certain prospective adoptive parents with certain costs of adoption. (BDR 11-163)
SB331 Designates the new Interstate Highway No. 11 as the Purple Heart Highway. (BDR S-78)
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)
AB392 Encourages employers to provide work-based learning opportunities for pupils. (BDR 34-952)
SB404 Provides for the issuance of scholarships for certain career and technical education or early childhood education programs by scholarship organizations. (BDR 34-778)
AB408 Revises provisions relating to animals in certain public places. (BDR 54-689)
SB410 Revises provisions relating to incentives for economic development. (BDR 32-881)
SB446 Revises provisions relating to Medicaid. (BDR 38-974)
SB477 Prohibits the release of a child to a parent or guardian in a child welfare proceeding in certain circumstances. (BDR 38-1005)