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

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)
SJR2 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise the membership of the Commission on Judicial Selection. (BDR C-83)
SB99 Makes changes to provisions relating to fiscal notes. (BDR 17-700)
SB100 Enacts provisions governing the interstate practice of physical therapy. (BDR 54-153)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
SB157 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program. (BDR 34-578)
SB160 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-819)
SB167 Revises provisions relating to taxation. (BDR 32-701)
SB180 Revises provisions relating to fire prevention. (BDR 42-601)
SB208 Revises provisions relating to behavioral health. (BDR 38-613)
SB217 Revises provisions related to applied behavior analysis. (BDR 54-533)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to cybersecurity. (BDR 52-63)
AB242 Revises provisions related to taxation. (BDR 32-865)
SB244 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-621)
SB246 Prohibits the collection of surveillance data by law enforcement agencies under certain circumstances. (BDR 14-828)
SB251 Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing. (BDR 40-478)
SB270 Makes changes to provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-602)
SB272 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-940)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-941)
SB312 Provides for the use of certain federal funding for the costs associated with the enrollment of prekindergarten pupils in prekindergarten education programs in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. (BDR S-942)
SB316 Provides for the use of certain federal funding for a pilot program for certain pupils enrolled in a public high school. (BDR S-943)
AB325 Revises provisions relating to the recording of documents. (BDR 20-642)
AB374 Establishes the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group. (BDR 40-991)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SJR5 Urges the Legislature, Governor and community organizations to work together to resolve various issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BDR R-958)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
AB99 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-686)
AB105 Revises provisions governing interscholastic activities. (BDR 34-517)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
SB119 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-163)
SB130 Provides for a presidential preference primary election. (BDR 24-37)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management in the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-100)
SB132 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Eighth Judicial District for the funding of support services provided by juvenile justice assessment centers to pupils at public schools in the Clark County School District. (BDR S-553)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
SB152 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-622)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BDR 16-926)
AB182 Revises the elements of the crime of advancing prostitution. (BDR 15-744)
SB194 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-676)
SB195 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-677)
SB196 Prohibits the performance of a pelvic examination in certain circumstances. (BDR 54-34)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to insurance which provides for the payment of expenses not covered by Medicare. (BDR 57-556)
SB207 Requires the development, creation and administration of a pilot program for the purpose of establishing new apprenticeship programs for certain industries. (BDR S-876)
SB221 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-629)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-550)
SB243 Revises provisions governing the confidentiality of the personal information of certain persons. (BDR 20-938)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
SB269 Revises provisions relating to dental insurance. (BDR 57-817)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
AB328 Expands the circumstances in which a county clerk is required to cancel a preregistration or registration to vote. (BDR 24-609)
AB367 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-87)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-1139)
SB462 Creates the Reapportionment and Redistricting Advisory Commission. (BDR 17-1180)