James Todd

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James Todd
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Kansas House of Representatives District 29
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 2004
J.D.University of Kansas, 2009
Place of birthShawnee, Kansas
Office website
James Todd is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Todd earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer, focusing in the area of small-business start-ups.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Todd served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Pensions and Benefits
Corrections and Juvenile Justice


Campaign themes


Todd's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "I will work to find ways to attract businesses into Kansas so that the skilled workers we have can be fully employed."


  • Excerpt: "I will also work to expand the Local Budget Option authority of each school district so that communities that are committed to quality education can make decisions on the amount of resources they want their schools to have."

Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "Government needs to get out of the way of business growth."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Heather Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent James Todd was unopposed in the Republican primary. Todd defeated Meyer in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Todd Incumbent 54.3% 4,526
     Democratic Heather Meyer 45.7% 3,803
Total Votes 8,329


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Todd won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 29. Todd defeated Jim Yonally in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Nancy Leiker (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Todd 53.8% 6,075
     Democratic Nancy Leiker 46.2% 5,214
Total Votes 11,289
Kansas House of Representatives, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Todd 51.8% 1,348
Jim Yonally 48.2% 1,254
Total Votes 2,602

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Todd is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Todd raised a total of $10,196 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[6]

James Todd's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 29 Won $10,196
Grand Total Raised $10,196


Todd won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $10,196.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Todd's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,078
Midwest Distributors$500
Associated General Contractors of Kansas$500
Tipsys Wine & Spirits$500
Total Raised in 2012$10,196
Source:Follow the Money


Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[7]


James Todd received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sheryl Spalding (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 29
Succeeded by