|Alabama House of Representatives District 54|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Bachelor's||University of Kentucky, 1980|
|Master's||University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1994|
|Date of birth||July 25, 1955|
|Place of birth||Richmond, KY|
|Profession||Associate Director, AIDS Alabama|
Todd is the associate director for AIDS Alabama. She has previously worked as a program director for the Central Alabama Women's Business Center from 2001 to 2004, and owned One on One Computer Training from 1999 to 2001.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Todd served on the following committees:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Education Policy|
|• Ways and Means Education|
Todd served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• County and Municipal Government|
|• Ethics and Campaign Finance|
|• Jefferson County Legislation|
Todd's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Fair Lending Practices
- "Predatory payday and title lending practices have been prevalent in Alabama for years, throwing hard-working taxpayers across the state into a vicious, inevitable cycle of debt. Payday and title loans in Alabama can have interest rates -- legally-- of over four hundred percent, and lenders, who are eager to profit, will certainly not make positive changes themselves. In the 2014 legislative session, the House passed Rep. Todd's payday loan bill which will require a database for all payday loans to ensure that no one gets trapped in multiple loans."
- Medical Marijuana
- "In the 2014 legislative session, Representative Todd once again fought for the legalization of medical marijuana. She was instrumental in passing Representative Mike Ball's bill known as Carly's Law, which will allow those suffering from debilitating seizure disorders to participate in research done by UAB on cannibidiol (CBD) oil. Representative Todd is proud that this research is taking place here in Birmingham where it is most needed."
- Spay and Neuter
- "This year Representative Todd led the passing of House Bill 141 to allow spay-neuter clinics across the state to stay open and continue providing affordable spay and neuter services. Thousands of animals are euthanized in Birmingham every year, and the non-profit spay-neuter clinics who provide these services are invaluable to our community."
- Marriage Equality
- "The recent US Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act has put many states in conflict with the federal government on recognition of same gender marriage. Alabama passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 to ban any legal recognition of these marriages. Hundreds of loving couples will, for the first time, be able to file their federal taxes as legal married couples. Rep. Todd and her wife Jennifer will be filing their state taxes as a married couple and encourage all other legally married same gender couples to do the same. For more information visit Freedom to Marry and the ACLU."
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Patricia Todd defeated Chris Cummings and Lawrence Conaway in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Patricia Todd Incumbent||64.4%||2,227|
Todd won re-election to the 54th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition.
Todd raised $210,223 for her campaign.
In 2010, Todd raised $47,459 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$11,000|
Rep. Todd speaking at the Equality NC Conference
In 2006, Todd collected $210,223 in donations.
Below are Todd's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|Gay & Lesbian Victory||$85,071|
|AL Education Assoc||$15,000|
|Thomas A Blount||$4,750|
|Thomas A Blount||$4,750|
Todd and her partner, Jennifer Clarke, have one child.
Todd is a member of the League of Women Voters and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.
Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.
Note: As of March 2015, we were unable to locate any scorecards for the state of Alabama. If you are aware of a scorecard Ballotpedia has not included please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Patricia + Todd + Alabama + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Alabama House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- Patricia Todd's Homepage (Archived)
- Official campaign website
- Patricia Todd's personal website (Dated)
- House of Representatives biography
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Re-Elect Patricia Todd on Facebook (Dated)
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Todd
|Alabama House District 54
| Succeeded by|
State of Alabama
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer| Auditor| Superintendent of Education| Commissioner of Insurance| Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries| Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries| Commissioner of Labor| Public Service Commission|