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

SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise certain provisions relating to property taxes. (BDR C-957)
SB82 Makes changes to various provisions of the Charter of the City of Sparks. (BDR S-489)
SB103 Prohibits certain insurers from discriminating based on the breed of dog at a property. (BDR 57-826)
SB124 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-656)
AB138 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-760)
SB159 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 9-631)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BDR 16-926)
SB190 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. (BDR 54-3)
SB198 Provides for the regulation of on-demand pay providers. (BDR 52-847)
SB218 Makes various changes relating to property. (BDR 10-74)
SB229 Revises provisions relating to the practice of pharmacy. (BDR 54-823)
SB274 Revises provisions relating to commercially sexually exploited children. (BDR 38-705)
SB284 Revises provisions relating to transferable tax credits for affordable housing. (BDR 32-651)
SB311 Revises provisions relating to rural housing. (BDR 25-542)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-778)


SCR1 Urges employers in this State to provide personal protective equipment to employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (BDR R-189)
AJR1 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to add and revise terms relating to persons with certain conditions for whose benefit certain public institutions are supported by the State. (BDR C-477)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
ACR5 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint an interim committee to study the behavioral health workforce in this State. (BDR R-105)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-1003)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to civil actions involving certain sexual offenses. (BDR 2-577)
SB293 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-907)
AB374 Establishes the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group. (BDR 40-991)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)