Bossier City, LARyan Gatti, a Bossier City attorney and small business owner, officially announced his candidacy for State Senate District 36 this evening in front of family, friends and supporters at the Chandler Event Center in Bossier City.  Gatti will be running to replace Senator Robert Adley for the seat that represents constituents in Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville Parishes.

“As your next State Senator, I will work to balance our state’s budget, support higher education, grow our energy sector and ensure that we get our fair share of tax dollars for roads and key infrastructure.  I will also bring attention to important local issues, including public education.  These are the cornerstones of our economy and are critical for good paying jobs, workforce development and ensuring a bright future for our young children.  There is a huge disconnect between Baton Rouge and the people of Louisiana.  We need strong, conservative leadership that won’t back down on the issues that matter to our families.  I am have the tenacity, the strength and the conviction to effectively represent this district and make the difficult decisions that will put our state back on the path to prosperity,” said Gatti.

For the last 15 years, Ryan Gatti has served Northwest Louisiana as a Bossier based attorney and small business owner. He has helped countless families going through their toughest times, including families dealing with situations resulting in traumatic brain injuries. He served as President of the Bossier Bar Association and in 2013, 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 numbers 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.

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 has also served as a trustee on the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention since 2012. He is also volunteered as a coach of Dixie League Softball and Upwards Soccer.

Ryan is a graduate of Airline High School, LSU and LSU Law School. He has been married to Susan Gatti, Ph.D. for over 18 years.  Together they have created their greatest accomplishments – their four daughters Katherine (15), Elizabeth (12), Rebecca (8) and Charlotte (5).