Curry Todd

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Curry Todd is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 95th district, encompassing part of Shelby County.[1]

Biography[edit]

Curry Todd was born on December 31, 1947 in Juno, Tennessee.[1] He is a graduate of the University of Memphis.[1]

He is a member of the National Rifle Association.[1] He also serves as state chairman and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, a national association of legislators.[1][2] He worked as a police officer in Memphis.[3]

He is divorced[4] with one child.[1] He is a Baptist.[1]

In 2010, he compared pregnant illegal immigrants to reproducing rats, though he later apologized.[5]

In October 2011, he was arrested with a DUI.[6][7][8] He apologized to Gov. Bill Haslam.[3] A few days later, he resigned from his chairmanship of the State and Local Government Committee.[8][9][10] However, he returned to the House of Representatives shortly after.[8] However, Chip Forrester, the Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, called for his resignation.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Capitol webpage
  2. ^ Board of Directors - ALEC |accessdate=April 17, 2012
  3. ^ a b The Associated Press, 'Tennessee Rep. Curry Todd offers apology after drunken driving arrest', in Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 18th, 2011 [1]
  4. ^ Jackson Baker, 'Curry Todd's Complicated Legacy, As of Now', in Memphis Flyer, October 13th, 2011 [2]
  5. ^ Les Smith, 'Who is State Rep Curry Todd?' on WHBQ-TV, 16 Nov 2010 [3]
  6. ^ Andy Sher, 'Rep. Curry Todd, guns-in-bars law sponsor, faces DUI', Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 13th, 2011 [4]
  7. ^ a b 'Curry Todd: Tennessee Lawmaker's Arrest Warrant', on The Huffington Post, 10/13/11 [5]
  8. ^ a b c The Associated Press, 'Rep. Curry Todd returns to legislature after arrest', in The Tennessean, Oct. 20, 2011 [6]
  9. ^ The Associated Press, 'DUI Arrest: Tenn. Rep. Resigns Committee Post', in The New York Times, October 17, 2011 [7]
  10. ^ Erik Schelzig, 'Curry Todd, Controversial Tennessee State Lawmaker, Resigns Committee Post After DUI Arrest', on The Huffington Post, 10/17/11 [8]