Dina Titus, a former Congresswoman from Nevada's 3rd district, is running for US congress in Nevada's 1st district (Las Vegas). As a professor of American and Nevada government at the University of Nevada for 34 years, Titus is a passionate advocate of accessible quality education. In addition, she is a leader in protecting the rights of seniors, children, and the disabled. Titus is a staunch fighter for women's reproductive rights.
Prospects and Opponents: Titus is running against Republican Chris Edwards, as well as Libertarian William Pojunas and Independent Stan Vaughan, for an open seat vacated by Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, who is running for the U.S. Senate. Titus is expected to win this heavily Democratic district.
Background and Legislative Achievements:A scholar and a legislator, Titus is a graduate of William & Mary College, has an MA from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Political Science from Florida State University. Titus represented the District 7 in the Nevada State Senate for 20 years, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993-2008. During her tenure as a Congresswoman (2009-2011) for Nevada's 3rd district, Titus held positions on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Education and Labor Committee, and the Homeland Security Committee. In addition, she:
- Opposed the anti-choice Stupak amendment to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
- Fought to save teachers' jobs by bringing Recovery Act funds to Nevada
- Was honored with the dedication of the Dina Titus Estates, an affordable housing complex for those with disabilities.
Other Endorsements: EMILY's List, WCF, NASW, DCCC Red to Blue