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)
SB82 Makes changes to various provisions of the Charter of the City of Sparks. (BDR S-489)
SB103 Prohibits property 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)
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)


SCR1 Urges employers in this State to provide personal protective equipment to employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (BDR R-189)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
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)