An experienced leader dedicated to public service and education
Currently in her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Dina Titus is the dean of Nevada’s congressional delegation. As a professor, Dr. Titus taught American and Nevada government classes from 1979 through 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she has professor emeritus status. She is an accomplished non-fiction writer known for her expertise in the history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry, and waste. Rep. Titus was elected to the Nevada state Senate in 1988, and served as the Democratic minority leader from 1993 to 2008. She was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2008. Rep. Titus and her husband UNLV Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Wright, a Latin American historian, have been married for over 40 years and live in Las Vegas.
A champion for Nevadans
Rep. Titus is a proud member of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security. In 2018, Rep. Titus was elected to become the chair of a key Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, where she works to help Nevada’s communities better respond to natural disasters, address the devastating impacts of climate change, and fight for infrastructure projects that will benefit the most vulnerable. After helping the Las Vegas community recover from the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Rep. Titus has emerged as one of the leading voices in Congress for substantive action to reduce gun violence. She is a strong advocate for the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform. An expert on matters of nuclear energy and waste, Rep. Titus leads the effort in Congress to oppose the revitalization of Yucca Mountain.
A must-win fight in a battleground state
Rep. Titus gave Nevadans a new voice in Washington when she defeated a Republican incumbent in 2008 — being outspent $3 million to $1.8 million. Redistricting made her seat significantly more competitive, but she won reelection in 2022. In 2024, everything is on the line here. Turnout in this battleground district will have implications for control of the House as well as control of the Senate and the White House. Let’s show Rep. Titus the full support of the EMILYs List community and help keep this champion for Nevadans in Congress.