Greek-American Democratic U.S. Rep. Dina Titus announced Tuesday she will seek another term representing her Las Vegas-area district. Her announcement ended earlier speculation that she will challenge Nevada’s former attorney general for Sen. Harry Reid’s seat.
“After serious reflection, I have come to my decision. There are many reasons why I chose this path, but none more important than what is best for our great state. It has been an incredible honor to serve and represent the people of Nevada. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together, but I know that there is still much work to be done. That’s why I’m pleased to announce today that I’m running,” she said in a video posted to youtube.
Dina Titus has dedicated her entire professional life to education and public service. She taught American and Nevada government classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 34 years, until her retirement in June 2011. She represented the people of Senate District 7 in the Nevada Legislature for 20 years, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 to 2008.
The Greek-American politician was firstly elected to the US House of Representatives from Nevada’s Third Congressional District in November 2008. She served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Education and Labor Committee, and the Homeland Security Committee. She also served as Whip for the Western states and was a member of numerous issue caucuses during the 111th Congress.