Dina Titus

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Dina Titus (D) is a Nevada State Senator, and she has represented District 7 since 1998, and she has been the Minority Leader since 1992. She is also a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She ran for Governor, but lost to Jim Gibbons, see Nevada gubernatorial election, 2006.

Dina Titus earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia and her PhD from Florida State University. A noted non-fiction writer, she is the author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics (University of Nevada Press, Revised Edition 2001) and Battle Born: Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century (Kendall-Hunt, 1989). She has been named UNLV’s Teacher of the Year and received the President’s Medal for Service to Higher Education. Readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal have twice selected her as their Favorite Female Las Vegan of the Year and the Outstanding Legislator of the Year in 1999.

She is married to Professor Tom Wright.

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