Nancy Todd

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Nancy Todd
Colorado State Senate District 28
In office
January 8, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Assistant Minority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 41
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 1970
Master'sUniversity of North Colorado, 1990
Date of birthOctober 28, 1948
Place of birthLawrence, KS
Office website
Personal website
Nancy Todd is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 28 since 2013.

Todd was a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 41st District from 2005 to 2013 and served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Todd worked as a teacher with Cherry Creek School District 5 from 1970-1973 and 1983-2004. She is currently a member of Children Achieving Reading Excellence, and Literacy Chair of the National Board of American Mothers, Incorporated.[1]

Todd is term-limited and running for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. She is the wife of Terry Todd, who is a candidate for the 41st District in 2012.[2]


Todd did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Colorado Senate Bill 57

As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Todd voted against Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures. Todd received substantial campaign contributions from the Colorado Education Association, which lobbied against the bill's passage.[4]

Todd's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1047 - Alternative Therapies For Medicaid
  • HB 09-1064 - Econ Opportunity Poverty Task Force
  • HB 09-1065 - Educator Identifier Pilot Program

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Todd has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Todd won election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 28; her husband and former campaign manager Terry won election for her seat.[5] She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated John Lyons (R) and Robert Harrison (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [6][7]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Todd ran for re-election to the 41st District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. She defeated Brad Wagnon (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 41 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Todd (D) 13,019
Brad Wagnon (R) 8,716


On November 4, 2008, Todd won re-election to the 41st District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[8]

Todd raised $40,751 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Todd raised $30,740 in contributions. [10]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $3,000
Colorado Education Association $2,625
Colorado Wins SDC $1,200
United Transportation Union $1,040


Below are Todd's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Education Assoc $4,650
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,250
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,500
Copic Insurance $1,200

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Preceded by
Colorado State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Colorado House District 41
Succeeded by
Jovan Melton (D)