My priority, as your next State Senator, will be to be a leader that promotes a business environment that grows our economy and generates jobs while creating a regulatory environment that allows our industries to thrive. Protecting what is most important to us will drive every decision I make and you can count on me to be a strong voice in Baton Rouge for who we are and what matters most to our families.
He owns Instant Shade Trees, LLC a company that transplants live oak trees from their farm in Plain Dealing.
A lifelong conservative, Ryan is the Vice President of the Republican Party of Bossier Parish. An active member of First Baptist Church of Bossier, he is both a deacon and teacher for kids and youth, and has participated in mission trips to impoverished parts of the world such as Haiti, El Salvador and Mexico. Ryan serves as Louisiana Trustee on the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention since 2012. He has also served as volunteer coach of Dixie League Softball and Upwards Soccer. He served as a Duke in the Krewe of Justinian.
Susan Lockhart Gatti is a graduate of Airline High School. She earned her undergraduate, masters and PhD in Psychology with a specialty in School Psychology from LSU Baton Rouge. Ryan has been married to Susan Gatti, Ph.D. for over 19 years. Susan most recently was employed as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University- Health Science Center in Shreveport at the Children’s Center from 2003-2007 and recently served as the assistant headmaster at Providence Classical Academy in Bossier City until 2014. Together they have created their greatest accomplishments – their four daughters Katherine (15), Elizabeth (12), Rebecca (8) and Charlotte (5).