Heidi Gansert

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Heidi Gansert
Nevada Assembly District 25
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Santa Clara, 1985
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno, 1990
ProfessionMedical Practice Consultant
Heidi Gansert (b. 1963) is a former Republican member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 25 from 2004 to 2010. She served as the House Minority Leader. On March 4, 2010, she announced she would not be seeking re-election.[1]

Gansert is a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Harry Reid in 2016.[2]


Gansert earned her B.S. in Engineering from the University of Santa Clara in 1985 and her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1990. Her professional experience includes working as a medical practice consultant; treasurer/financial adviser for Brian Sandoval for Attorney General; and former planning engineer for the Sierra Pacific Power Company.[3]

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada Assembly, Gansert served on the following committees:



See also: United States Senate election in Nevada, 2016

Gansert is a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Harry Reid in 2016.[2]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gansert won re-election to the District 25 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Robert Townsend.[4]

Gansert raised $350,929 for her campaign.[5]

Nevada State Assembly, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Heidi Gansert (R) 19,680 60.16%
Robert Townsend 13,034 39.84%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Heidi S. Gansert's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Wynn Las Vegas $10,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $8,000
AT&T $7,000
International Gaming Technology $7,000
RAN Services $6,000


Gansert and her husband, Guy, have four children: MacKenzie, Kirsten, Glenn and Hank.[3]

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Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 25
Succeeded by
Pat Hickey (R)