Todd Stephens (politician)

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Todd Stephens
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 151st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011[1]
Preceded by Rick Taylor
Personal details
Born Horsham, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nicole Kennedy Stephens
Children None
Residence Horsham, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Shippensburg University
Widener University School of Law
Website State Representative Todd Stephens

W. Todd Stephens is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who has represented the 151st District since his election in 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

After graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1989, Stephens attended Shippensburg University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Government.[2] Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he worked briefly as an insurance agent before becoming a clerk in the Montgomery County Prothonotary's Office.[3] Stephens eventually became the Second Deputy Prothonotary.[4]

In addition to working full-time in the Prothonotary's Office, he worked two part-time jobs and attended Widener University School of Law in the evening.[5] In 2000, Stephens graduated from Widener, was admitted to the bar and began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Pre-Trials Division of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.[6] In 2001, he was promoted to the Trials Division and assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit, where he prosecuted crimes against children.[7]

Assistant United States Attorney[edit]

In 2004, Stephens was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney.[8] During his tenure with the US District Attorney's Office, Stephens was assigned to the Firearms Unit where he prosecuted individuals who violated federal gun law.

Stephens served as the Captain of the Sex Crimes Unit, the C.L.E.A.N. Team, the Firearms Unit, and the Major Crimes Unit.[9] Upon his resignation in July 2010, he achieved a 99 percent conviction rate as a prosecutor with more than 1500 convictions, and 18 homicide convictions.[10]

Political career[edit]

In 2008, Stephens challenged Democrat Rick Taylor, for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, but lost in a hotly contested election.

On November 2, 2010, Stephens defeated incumbent Democrat Representative Rick Taylor in a rematch of their 2008 race with 53.05 percent of the votes to win the 151st district's seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

On January 4, 2011, he was sworn in as State Representative and began his first-term in Harrisburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephens Sworn In as State Representative for 151st District". 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  2. ^ PA House of Representatives. [1], Todd Stephens, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  3. ^ About Todd. [2], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  4. ^ About Todd. [3], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  5. ^ About Todd. [4], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  6. ^ About Todd. [5], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  7. ^ About Todd. [6], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  8. ^ About Todd. [7], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Todd Stephens for State Representative. [8], About Todd, September 23, 2010, accessed March 22, 2011.
  10. ^ About Todd. [9], About Todd, January 4, 2011, accessed March 22, 2011.

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