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Todd Russell Platts
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 19
Retired Representative
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Candidate, York County Commission
Bachelor'sShippensburg University, 1984
J.D.Pepperdine University, 1991
Date of birthMarch 5, 1962
Place of birthYork, PA
Office website

Todd Russell Platts (b. March 5, 1962) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Platts was first elected in 2000 and did not run for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Platts was a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]


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  • 1984: Graduated from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa.
  • 1991: Graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law,Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
  • 1992-2000: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives
  • 2001-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012

Platts did not seek re-election in 2012.[2]


On November 2, 2010, Platts won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ryan S. Sanders and Joshua A. Monighan in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Russell Platts Incumbent 71.9% 165,219
     Democratic Ryan S. Sanders 23.3% 53,549
     Independent Joshua A. Monighan 4.8% 10,988
Total Votes 229,756

Campaign donors


Platts won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Platts's campaign committee raised a total of $218,611 and spent $250,797.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Platts paid his congressional staff a total of $890,454 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[5]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Platts was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Platts's staff was given an apparent $17,203.33 in bonus money.[6]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Platts' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $21,014 to $147,000. That averages to $84,007 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[7]

National Journal vote rankings

See also: National Journal vote ratings


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Platts ranked 225th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[8][9]


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Platts ranked 224th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.[10]

Percentage voting with party

Todd Russell Platts voted with the Republican Party 87.8% of the time, which ranked 215 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[11]


Platts is married to Leslie. They have 2 children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William F. Goodling
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 19
Succeeded by