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Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller
Toddy Puller.jpg
Virginia Senate District 36
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 14
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1999
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthCedar Rapids, IA
Office website
Campaign website
Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller (b. January 19, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 1999.

Puller served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2000.


Puller received a B.A. at Mary Washington College. Puller is a member of the Episcopal Church.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Puller served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Puller served on the following committees:


Distancing from President Obama

Puller is one of the Democratic state senators who has distanced herself from Present Obama in light of having a difficult re-election bid in November 2011. She stated, "He’s frustrating me, just like he’s frustrating others out there."[1]



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Puller won re-election to District 36 of the Virginia State Senate. She was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and defeated Jeffrey Frederick (R) in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Todd "Toddy" Puller Incumbent 55.3% 16,649
     Republican Jeffrey Frederick 44.7% 13,445
Total Votes 30,094


See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Puller won re-election to the 36th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[3]

Puller raised $261,230 for her campaign.[4]

Virginia State Senate, District 36 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Puller (D) 21,441 96.34%
Write-in 814 3.65%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Todd received $706,209 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$151,872
Bloomberg, Michael R$25,000
Virginia Association Of Realtors$22,460
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association$17,500
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc Inc$17,500
Total Raised in 2011 $706,209
Total Votes received in 2011 16,649
Cost of each vote received $42.42


Below are Puller's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $27,129
Home Builders Association of Virginia $7,529
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $7,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $6,250
Fried Companies, Inc. (Real Estate) $5,500


Puller was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 19, 1945.

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Preceded by
J. Gartlan
Virginia Senate District 36
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