Titus rebuffs challenge from Yerington mayor
November 8, 2016
Incumbent Robin Titus won 68 percent of the vote to retain her seat in the state Assembly.
Titus captured the majority of votes in both Churchill and Lyon counties over her opponent George Dini, son a Nevada icon in politics.
She took Churchill 7,118 to 1,955. In Lyon County, Titus more than doubled her opponent by garnering 6,957 votes to 3,057.
Titus, who is a fiscal conservative, was first elected to represent Nevada's Assembly District 38 in November 2014. In the 2015 legislative session, she served as the Chair of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining committee and as the Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services committee. At the end of the session, she received Nevada Policy Research Institute's (NPRI) top score on its Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card earning her the distinction of the "taxpayer's best friend."
Titus is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno and currently works as a physician in Smith Valley.
Dini has been the mayor of Yerington for six years and was on the Yerington city council for 16. He was also a member of the Nevada Economic Development Commission as well as the Nevada League of Cities. Dini previously ran against Tom Grady for the assembly seat, but lost.
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He ran on a campaign to fight against SB 499 as well as looking to find solutions for issues in education, senior services, veterans, and workers rights.
He has also expressed concern about Nevada's water crisis and ensuring small businesses are protected. Dini is also a business owner, owning a family casino-restaurant in Yerington.
Dini's father, Joe Dini, was previously speaker of the Assembly more than 35 years ago.