|Tennessee House Of Representatives District 95|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||15|
|Per diem||$173/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||December 31, 1947|
|Place of birth||Juno, TN|
Todd attended the University of Memphis. He was a legislative liaison/lobbyist for the Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police from 1982 to 1987. He also worked as a legislative liaison/lobbyist for the Memphis Police Department/Memphis Police Association from 1976 to 1988. Todd is now retired from law enforcement and works as an administrator and business owner.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Todd served on the following committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Utilities|
|• State Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Todd served on these committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Calendar and Rules|
|• Fiscal Review|
|• State & Local Government, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Todd served on these committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Calendar and Rules|
|• Fiscal Review|
|• Lottery Oversight|
|• State & Local Government, Chair|
Todd ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 95. Todd ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Todd raised $55,093 for his campaign. 
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Todd received $79,364 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Curry Todd's campaign in 2010|
|Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee||$5,000|
|International Association Of Fire Fighters||$2,500|
|Tennessee Medical Association||$2,000|
|Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$79,364|
Curry raised $55,093 in the 2008 elections cycle.
His major contributors are listed below. 
|Metro Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association||$1,750|
|Home Builders Association of Tennessee||$1,500|
|Tennessee Association of Realtors||$1,500|
Todd has one child and currently resides in Collierville, Tennessee.
The Tennessean reported on March 1, 2013, that Todd had lived in a Nashville house owned by his lobbyist friend Chuck Welch for part of 2011 without paying rent. Todd confirmed that he had stayed at the house multiple times in 2011 but did not give any details of the length or dates of his stays. Although Welch and his lobbying firm Farris, Mathews and Bobango lobbied for bills before the State and Local Government Committee, which was chaired by Todd until October 2011, Todd told reporters that his connection with Welch "has not affected my independent judgment as a lawmaker.” These actions were legal because of an exception to Tennessee's ban on legislators receiving gifts from lobbyists in the case of long-time friends. Additionally, it was not illegal for Todd to reside outside of his district because the residency requirement only applies on the general election day, not during a legislator's term of office.
Todd was arrested on October 11, 2011, for driving under the influence of alcohol. He also faced gun charges for having a loaded handgun in the car while under the influence. He took a field sobriety test but refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Todd was the sponsor of a bill to allow people who are not drinking to carry guns in establishments which serve alcohol. After being charged, Todd gave up his chairmanship of the State and Local Government Committee. On January 18, 2013, he pleaded guilty to DUI and possessing a gun while under the influence. He was sentenced to two days in jail (minus the eight hours he was in jail after his arrest), a $35 fine, 24 hours of community service, and a year of probation without the right to carry a gun. As part of the plea bargain, he was also required to install an alcohol-monitoring ignition interlock device on his car, take an alcohol safety course, and participate in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victims-impact panel. Reading a prepared statement to the press, Todd said, "I want everyone to know that this incident was not the result of excessive drinking but instead it was the result of taking prescription medication and later consuming less than two glasses of wine over several hours. But the mixture resulted in an unknown effect and the ultimate mistake of me driving. I clearly recognize that I made that mistake. I cannot change the past. The events of Oct. 12, 2011 (the stop occurred late on the night of Oct. 11) and today will stay with me for the rest of my life."
Comments about immigrants
During a November 10, 2010, hearing of Fiscal Review Committee, Todd asked administrators if the CoverKids program verified the immigration status of women receiving prenatal care. When told that the program did not do so and that it would be illegal to do so under federal law, he said, "They can go out there like rats and multiply then, I guess." His comment, footage of which is available here, was widely condemned, and he clarified his remarks with the Associated Press, admitting that he was wrong and should have used the words "anchor babies."
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Curry + Todd + Tennessee + House of Representatives"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Red scare: Blind Chinese dissident claims Chinese communist conquest of US ... - Daily Caller
- Photographer defends Rand Paul photo shoot depicting senator as a liar - Daily Caller
- Deaths among White Americans now outpace birth rate - Daily Caller
- Why I heckled Bill Maher - Daily Caller
- Suspension over gun-shaped toaster pastry is now permanent mark on kid's record - Daily Caller
- McCaughey: Immigration reform, Obamacare use 'political dirty trick' to build ... - Daily Caller
- $27500 smartgun can hit a target over 1000 yards away [VIDEO - Daily Caller]
- PAC rates legislators on animal - welfare votes - Knoxville News Sentinel
- Under the Dome Dome: More clergy say they share protestors' concerns - News & Observer
- Search firms come under scrutiny after Rutgers flap - USA TODAY
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- Tennessee Legislature - Representative Curry Todd
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Tennessee Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- ↑ Tennessee Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Tennessee Department of State - Unofficial primary results
- ↑ Unofficial Republican state representative primary results from the TN Secretary of State, 2010
- ↑ Official House Election Results, 2010
- ↑ Election Results, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 95
- ↑ District 95 Tennessee House Spending, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ Tennessee House donor numbers
- ↑ Nate Rau, The Tennessean, "Rep. Curry Todd lived rent-free in lobbyist's home," March 1, 2013
- ↑ Kyle Kurlick, The Commercial Appeal, "Rep. Curry Todd explains his Collierville residency," April 22, 201
- ↑ Ballotpedia News, "Representative Curry Todd charged with DUI," October 13, 2011
- ↑ Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal, "Rep. Curry Todd pleads guilty to DUI, gun possession charges," January 18, 2013
- ↑ Nick Wing, Huffington Post, "Tennessee GOPer Curry Todd: Illegal Immigrants Will Multiply 'Like Rats'," November 11, 2010
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