Titus Named Senate Minority Leader

State Senate Democrats have voted to keep veteran Dina Titus, who lost Tuesday in a bid to become Nevada governor, as their minority leader.

Titus, of Las Vegas, was re-elected without opposition as head of the 10 Democrats in the Senate. The Democrats picked up one seat in Tuesday's elections, reducing the 12-9 Republican advantage to 11-10 for the 2007 legislative session.

Titus, who lost the governor's race to Republican Jim Gibbons, has been the Senate minority leader since 1993.

Other legislative leaders include Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley. Buckley, of Las Vegas, is the first woman to serve as speaker.

Senate Republicans are keeping Bill Raggio of Reno as their majority leader; and Assembly Republicans chose Las Vegas Assemblyman Garn Mabey as their minority leader.