Dina Titus, the Only Greek-American Woman in Congress, Reelected in Nevada

Dina Titus was the only Greek-American woman in the US Congress before Tuesday’s election, in which Nicole Malliotakis also won a seat, representing New York’s 11th District. Credit: Dina Titus/Facebook

Democratic Rep. Dina Titus was reelected to a fifth term in the 1st Congressional District in Nevada, which includes the Las Vegas Strip.

Titus, the dean of Nevada’s congressional delegation, won a rematch with Republican Joyce Bentley.

Her reelection brings the tally of Greek-American women to Congress to two, following the election of Republican Nicole Malliotakis in the race for New York’s 11th Congressional district, which includes Staten Island and part of South Brooklyn.

Titus has represented her Nevada district since 2013. She was born in 1950 in Thomasville, Georgia. A Democrat, she earned her degrees at William & Mary, the University of Georgia and Florida State University.

She served as U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional district from 2009 to 2011, when she was defeated by Joe Heck.

She served in the Nevada Senate and was its minority leader from 1993 to 2009. Before her election to Congress, Titus was a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she taught American and Nevada government for 30 years.