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April 21, 2019

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Titus is selected to chair Sisolak’s governor transition team

Dina Titus

Dina Titus

Democratic U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada has been selected to chair Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak’s transition advisory committee.

Titus, who has represented Nevada’s 1st Congressional District since 2013, spent two decades in the state Senate and was the Democratic minority leader from 1993 to 2008.

“There is no one better to lead Nevada as its next governor, and I am proud to stand by him and advise him through the transition process,” Titus said in a statement.

The committee’s co-chairs are Reno Mayor Hillary Shieve and Barbara Buckley, who was a member of the state Assembly from 1994 to 2011 and was first woman to serve as speaker.

“Dina, Barbara, and Hillary are incredible public servants who have always put Nevada’s families first. I am proud to count these leaders as friends and to have them at the head of the table leading this committee,” Sisolak said in a statement.

Shieve, a longtime member of the Reno City Council, has been mayor since 2014.

Sisolak, a Democrat, will be sworn in on Jan. 7, replacing term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval. He defeated Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt in the general election.

Lawmakers will meet in February, with Democrats having a supermajority in the Assembly and control of the Senate.