Ryan Gatti, candidate for State Senate District 36, will end a month of district wide meet and greets and town hall meetings with an event in Minden on Aug. 27 at Orleans on Main.
The public is invited to the event that starts at 6 p.m.
Gatti has spent the past few weeks traveling and getting to know people from the smallest towns in the district, areas often forgotten by elected officials in Baton Rouge.
“The needs and concerns of these small towns is so personal and often times, very unique; however, very few people take the time to really get to know these issues and spend time in the towns with the people who live there. I was welcomed in Castor, Sibley, Plain Dealing and Doyline. I’ve come to know what they really care about and will be able to truly represent them as the State Senator for District 36,” Gatti said.
“I look forward to having the same conversation with the people in Minden Thursday night and I will keep visiting this entire district, long after election day, because energetic and present leadership is what we deserve.”
Gatti is running to replace Sen. Robert Adley for the seat that represents constituents in Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville parishes.
For the last 15 years, 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 number of cases on behalf of the 26th Judicial District Court.
Ryan also sat as District 1W Judge in Shreveport from 2007 until 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 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).
Editor’s note: The following is a submitted campaign annoucement and not an endorsement from Minden Press-Herald or Specht Newspapers, Inc.