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Senator Ryan Gatti is honored to serve as State Senator for portions of Bossier, Claiborne and Bienville and all of Webster Parish. He serves on the standing committees of Judiciary A, Natural Resources, Veterans Affairs and is Vice-Chairman of the Insurance Committee.

Senator Gatti has authored 62 bills since he was sworn in and 21 became Acts and were signed into law by the Governor. Senator Gatti credits these bills and the ideas behind them to his constituents. Senator Gatti has held over 50 town hall meetings and at those meetings his constituents share questions and concerns. If you have questions, concerns or ideas you think will help Senator Gatti better serve you, please email him at or give him a call on his personal cell: (318) 560-6587.

During his first 22 months in office, Senator Gatti visited every school in his district and presented a Louisiana Flag to each school. Our flag is very unique and Senator Gatti reminds us through the story of the flag to be a “Mama Pelican.”

Senator Gatti grew up in Bossier Parish working at his father’s cattle farm and auto salvage business. For the last 18 years, Ryan Gatti has served Northwest Louisiana as a Bossier based attorney and small business owner. He has helped countless families and landowners going through their toughest times, including families dealing with situations resulting in traumatic brain injuries. He serves as President of the Bossier Bar Association since 2008. He was selected to receive a Crystal Gavel Award for his commendable efforts in aiding the administration of justice by gathering and reviewing a significant number of cases on behalf of the 26th Judicial District Court. Ryan also sat as District 1W Judge in Shreveport from 2007-2009, presiding over Workers’ Compensation trials. District 1W serves Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River and Desoto Parishes. Ryan attended and completed training at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Ryan serves the Louisiana State Bar Association as a Member of the House of Delegates.

Senator Gatti is a former Vice President of the Republican Party of Bossier Parish. He has served as a deacon and teacher for children, youth and adults, and has participated in mission trips to impoverished parts of the world such as Haiti, El Salvador and Mexico. Senator Gatti serves as the 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. He is currently a member of Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana.

Senator Gatti was co-valedictorian of his graduating class of Airline High School. Ryan attended LSU Baton Rouge and graduated in 3 years. Ryan was president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at LSU. Ryan graduated from LSU Law School and was elected repeatedly to serve as president to his fellow law students. Ryan worked as a Law Clerk in the Louisiana Senate Office during law school. Ryan was selected to serve a one-year term on the Louisiana Board of Regents by the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents.

His wife, 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 22 years. Susan most recently was employed as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport at the Children’s Center. Together they have created their greatest accomplishments – their four daughters Katherine (19), Elizabeth (16), Rebecca (in Heaven) and Charlotte (9).