Patricia Todd

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Patricia Todd
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Alabama House of Representatives District 54
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 9
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1980
Master'sUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham, 1994
Date of birthJuly 25, 1955
Place of birthRichmond, KY
ProfessionAssociate Director, AIDS Alabama
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Patricia Todd (b. July 25, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing District 54 in downtown Birmingham. She took office in November 2006.


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.

Committee assignments

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:


Campaign themes


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."



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Todd Incumbent 64.4% 2,227
Chris Cummings 22.1% 763
Lawrence Conaway 13.5% 467
Total Votes 3,457


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Todd won re-election to the 54th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition.[5]


On November 7, 2006, Todd was re-elected to the 54th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running uncontested in the general election.[6]

Todd raised $210,223 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Todd raised $47,459 in contributions.[8]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $11,000
FGA PAC $5,000
L PAC $5,000
Supply PAC $2,000

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:[9]

Contributor 2006 total
Gay & Lesbian Victory $85,071
AL Education Assoc $15,000
Equality Fund $6,000
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.[10]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 54
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