Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller

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Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller
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Virginia Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1999
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/19/1945
Place of birthCedar Rapids, IA
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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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.

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Puller served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Local Government
Rehabilitation and Social Services

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

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]

Elections

2011

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

2007

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

2011

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

2007

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

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Gartlan
Virginia Senate District 36
2000-present
Succeeded by
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