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Curry Todd

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Curry Todd
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 95
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayDecember 31, 1947
Place of birthJuno, TN
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Curry Todd (b. December 31, 1947) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Utilities
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Todd served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Todd served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Curry Todd is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Todd ran for re-election to the 95th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[4] He defeated independent Christian R. Johnson in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Todd won re-election to the 95th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[6]

Todd raised $55,093 for his campaign.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)
Candidates Votes


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Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Todd is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Todd raised a total of $459,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[8]

Curry Todd's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $60,427
2010 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $79,364
2008 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $55,093
2006 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $64,182
2004 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $67,325
2002 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $15,000
2000 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $75,244
1998 Tennessee State House, District 95 Won $42,375
Grand Total Raised $459,010

2012

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $60,427.

2010

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $79,364.

2008

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $55,093.

2006

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $64,182.

2004

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $67,325.

2002

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $15,000.

2000

Todd won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $75,244.

1998

Todd won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Todd raised a total of $42,375.

Personal

Todd has one child and currently resides in Collierville, Tennessee.

Controversies

Residency

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.[9] 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.[10]

DUI arrest

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.[11] 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."[12]

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."[13]

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