LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Dina Titus is returning to Congress, this time from Nevada's 1st District.
The 61-year-old Democrat defeated 47-year-old Republican former Navy officer Christopher Edwards and two other candidates to win a return to Washington, D.C., after a two-year hiatus.
Titus will serve a central district including downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip long represented by Democrat Shelley Berkley.
Berkley left the safe Democratic seat to run for U.S. Senate against appointed Republican Dean Heller.
Titus taught political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and was a state senator for 20 years, including 15 years as minority leader, before being elected to Congress in 2008.
She represented Nevada's 3rd District for two years before losing a close re-election bid in 2010 to Republican Joe Heck.