EMILYs List Endorses Dina Titus for Reelection in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Dina Titus for reelection in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rep. Dina Titus’ entire career has been dedicated to improving the lives and futures of her constituents. Throughout her multiple terms as a representative, she has worked for immigration reform, gun violence prevention, job creation, and the protection of America’s precious natural resources. After winning a competitive race to continue representing the people of Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, EMILYs List is thrilled to once again stand by Titus, and we look forward to seeing all that she will continue to accomplish for Nevadans and all Americans.”
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.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.