Dina Titus

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Dina Titus
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U.S. House, Nevada, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorShelley Berkley (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,273,981
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House
2008-2010
Nevada Senate
1988-2008
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
Master'sUniversity of Georgia
Ph.D.Florida State University
Personal
BirthdayMay 23, 1950
Place of birthTifton, Georgia
ProfessionProfessor of Political Science
Net worth$5,376,028
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dina Titus campaign logo
Dina Titus is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Nevada. Titus ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012 and won election on November 6, 2012.[1] Titus previously represented the 3rd Congressional District of Nevada from 2009 to 2011, having lost the 2010 election to Rep. Joe Heck.

Heck is one of nine individuals elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience, and one of five House Democrats ousted in 2010 to reclaim a seat two years later.[2][3]

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.

Biography

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.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Titus serves on the following committees:[5]

  • 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

Issues

Voting record

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.[6] 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

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.[8]

U.S. House, Nevada District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDina Titus 63.6% 113,967
     Republican Chris Edwards 31.5% 56,521
     Libertarian William Pojunis 2.6% 4,645
     Independent American Party of Nevada Stan Vaughan 2.3% 4,145
Total Votes 179,278
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

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.[11]

Dina Titus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Nevada, District 1) Won $1,273,981
2010 US House (Nevada, District 3) Defeated $2,565,868
2008 US House (Nevada, District 3) Won $1,856,736
Grand Total Raised $5,696,585

2012

Breakdown of the source of Titus' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Titus won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Titus' campaign committee raised a total of $1,273,981 and spent $1,219,612.[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Titus is a "rank-and-file Democratic," as of June 18, 2013.[13]

Voting with party

2013

Dina Titus voted with the Democratic Party 94.6% of the time, which ranked 108th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[14]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[15]

2011

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.[16]

Personal

Titus has been married to her husband, Professor Thomas C. Wright, for over thirty years.[17]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Shelley Berkley (D)
United States House of Representatives - Nevada District 1
2013-present
Succeeded by
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