|U.S. House, Nevada, District 1|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Shelley Berkley (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||College of William and Mary|
|Master's||University of Georgia|
|Ph.D.||Florida State University|
|Birthday||May 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Tifton, Georgia|
|Profession||Professor of Political Science|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Titus is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Titus grew up in Tifton, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary, Titus went on to earn a Master of Arts from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate from Florida State University. She then taught American and Nevada government classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 34 years until her retirement in 2011. She was also a state senator representing SD-7 for 20 years until her election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada's 3rd congressional district in 2008, a seat she lost two years later in a close race against Rep. Joe Heck.
Titus serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chair
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation - 10
- Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Titus has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.6% of the time. That same analysis reported that she also voted with party leadership 97.7% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that she votes 97.1% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Titus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Nevada's 1st District. With incumbent Democrat Rep. Shelley Berkley seeking election to the U.S. Senate, Titus faced no challengers in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary. Ruben Kihuen had declared his candidacy for the seat, but withdrew in January when he was outpaced in fundraising and early polls.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Stan Vaughan||2.3%||4,145|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
To view the full congressional electoral history for Dina Titus, click [show] to expand the section.
Comprehensive donor information for Titus is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Titus raised a total of $5,696,585 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
|Dina Titus's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Nevada, District 1)||$1,273,981|
|2010||US House (Nevada, District 3)||$2,565,868|
|2008||US House (Nevada, District 3)||$1,856,736|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,696,585|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada's 1st Congressional District, 2012 - Dina Titus Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$183,671|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$180,116|
|Top contributors to Dina Titus's campaign committee|
|MGM Resorts International||$16,750|
|Communications Workers of America||$12,500|
|Titus for Congress||$10,500|
|University of Nevada||$10,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$63,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$58,500|
Ideology and leadership
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Dina Titus has voted with the Democratic Party 94.6% of the time, which ranked 108th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Titus missed 12 of 1,747 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to .7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Titus' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,317,057 to $8,435,000 . That averages to $5,376,028, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Titus has been married to her husband, Professor Thomas C. Wright, for over thirty years.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
- The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
- Dina Titus Campaign Website "About Dina Titus" March 22, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- A Line of Sight "2010 House Dem Voting Report"
- Washington Post "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- Politico "Nevada's Titus courts Hispanics in House race" March 23, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Dina Titus," Accessed April 18, 2013
- Open Secrets "Dina Titus 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- Gov Track "Dina Titus," Accessed June 18, 2013
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- GovTrack, "Titus," Accessed April 10, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Dina Titus (D-Nev), 2011," accessed February 13, 2013
- Official Campaign Site "About Dana Titus" Accessed February 4, 2012
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