Interview with Robin Titus

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 38 – Churchill & part Lyon County

Robin Titus (vs IAP & Libertarian candidates)

Open seat vacated by Republican Tom Grady



Please post a short personal resume:

After Graduating from Smith Valley High School, I attended the University of Nevada, Reno on a scholarship for Chemical Engineering. I subsequently changed my major to medicine, with the hope of returning to my home town.

The citizens of Lyon County paid my medical school tuition through an agreement I designed with the Lyon County Commissioners. I would promise to practice in the county for 3 years. Thirty years later I am still practicing in Lyon County. I am the current Chief of Staff at South Lyon Community Hospital and the Lyon County Health Officer. I have been the President of the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, a Member of the State Board of Medical Examiners and a member Of several other state wide committees.

I am an active member of the Lyon County Republican Central Committee and its immediate Past Chairwoman. I am one of the founding members and current President of the Smith Valley Historical Society.

My husband (Sheriff Allen Veil) and I have 5 children between us and 4 beautiful granddaughters.

1. You are running for the open District 38 seat, formerly held by Republican Tom Grady. Define your strengths and why you would better serve Nevada than your opponents.

I have a deep seeded love for Nevada and its history. I am a problem solver and have great insight into human behavior and motivation. My training as a health care professional has enabled me to look at problems and issues from a scientific back ground. I have the energy, intellect and the skills to be a strong voice for rural Nevada. Our State’s population has shifted to Southern Nevada. District 38 needs someone such as myself, to be able to stand up and fight to preserve our way of life and heritage.

2. Explain how you differ from your opponents in regards to:

I have not read nor heard my opponents address these issues. Here is
where I stand;

a. Nevada health care issues:

Our health care system on both a Federal and State level is in shambles. The Affordable Health Care Act is neither “affordable” nor “health care”. The costs for the employers and individuals who purchase insurance have more than doubled. With everyone in the same risk pool , there is no incentive for good health care choices.

Adding more individuals to the Medicaid rolls without increasing providers will only delay care and increase cost. Our health care system began to deteriorate when it became effectively a third party payer system.

b. The Education Tax initiative:

If this initiative passes it will effectively kill the limited amount of job growth we have had in Nevada. Proponents argue that it will only effect large corporations like Walmart. This is simply not true. As a margins tax, it will tax on the gross a company earns after a very limited number of deductions. Many small businesses gross over a million. I have spoken with small business owners who say the passage of this initiative will either force them to close or at the very least to limit expansion. One huge flaw in this initiative is there is no guarantee that if it passes the money that is currently budgeted for schools won’t be siphoned off.

c. Nevada mining and gaming tax issues – including efforts to increase both and the initiative to amend the state constitution and remove the mining tax cap.

I will not support any initiative to amend the state constitution to increase taxes of any kind. I certainly will not support the removal of the mining tax cap.

d. Nevada’s minimum wage

I do not support an increase of the minimum wage. I do not believe the government should be involved in setting wages. If a Free Market is allowed to happen, Supply and Demand will set wages.

e. Immigration issues

Until we control our borders we will not solve the problem of illegal immigration. That has to be a priority. Our current policies for workers applying legally is cumbersome. Our hospital recently hired an RN from the Philippines. It took us about 10 years to get it approved, yet hundreds , if not thousands, come across our southern borders daily.

3. As a new State Assemblyman, what do you feel will be your greatest challenges?

Having patience with a process that is filled with deep divides and flaws. I hope to bring some common sense to Carson City. I also feel it is important to protect our constitutional rights including those rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Water issues will also be at the top of my priority list.

4. It is a long campaign season. Many accusations/assertions are made by one candidate about another. Are there any such accusations/assertions made by your opponent you consider untrue or unfair? Explain.

I was fortunate to be involved in a primary race where we ran on the issues and did not attack each other. I am not aware of any comments by my General Election opponents toward me or about me. I have personally thanked them both for running. I know that it is a huge commitment to run for public office.

5. Please use this space to address any issues not previously covered.

I appreciate the time it takes you Nancy to do these interviews . I thank you for helping the Nevada electorate become more informed.

Editor’s Note:

 All Republican candidates with a viable opponent and contact information were asked to participate in an online interview – Congressional, Statewide & Legislative General Election races. The interview responses will be posted in full, unedited as submitted on NewsDesk by Nancy Dallas (, the NvFRW website ( and the State Republican Party (; and, when relevant, the Carson City Central Committee website (, the CCRW website ( and all other GOP associated websites that wish to do so. Hopefully, the responses will be emailed to the membership of each organization, with reposting of any interview by interested parties strongly encouraged. The purpose of these interviews is to allow our Republican candidates the opportunity to state their positions in their own words, describe how they differ from their opponent’s positions and why they would better serve Nevada than their opponent. The Primaries are over. Our ultimate goal must now be to elect or re-elect Republicans. Not all candidates chose to respond. Following the General election a participation summary will be posted.

Nancy Dallas, Editor/Publisher NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)


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